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The next exhibitions are:

  • Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th February from 10am to 2pm at Barling Magna Parish Hall (432 Little Wakering Road, Barling, Southend-on-Sea SS3 0LN)
  • Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 31st March at Hockley Methodist Church (Main Road, Hockley SS5 4QY - opening times to be confirmed)

Other plans for exhibitions in 2022 include Rochford Methodist in May, St. Nicholas at Great Wakering in June, then back at Rayleigh Museum in July or August. Other venues are still being discussed. Details of confirmed events will be published here.

Tapestry booklets and Heritage Trail booklets are on sale for just £3 at Rochford Library, plus Miss Daisy and Sarah Beth in Rochford Square

Rochford is a quaint English market town with a long history, including smugglers, coaching inns, Anne Boleyn and the Peculiar People. The 14 parishes of the wider Rochford District are all steeped in history. 

Why not visit our YouTube channel and view the videos and recordings about the tapestry and historic places around Rochford?

Rochford Town Team - YouTube  https://www.youtube.com › channel

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Latest News

Tapestry Exhibition (2nd Nov to 14th Dec 2021): Rochford District Heritage Tapestry
Being held at Rochford Parish Hall

1,000 years of local history in ten 2ft x 3ft tapestry panels...

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Latest Events

to 18-02-2022
Rochford Hundred Historical Society meetings
Being held at Women's Institute Hall

The Rochford Hundred Historical Society meets on the 3rd Friday of each month (except December) at 7.45pm in the W.I.Hall in ...

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Latest Projects

Rochford District 'Tapestry': Knitting Our Heritage Together

This exciting community project will create a Heritage 'Tapestry' to celebrate the last 1,000 years of history from the 14 parishes of Rochford District. The finished work will measure over 10 metres long, in about 10 separate panels. The scenes are being designed by local artists and historians, then interpreted using a wide range of techniques, including embroidery, applique, knitting and felting. If interested, email 2020tapestry@gmail.com or phone 01702 318111 to leave your details.

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Heritage Trail Grant

Following the success of the pilot Town Trail booklet, in June 2016 it was decided to prepare a bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to develop a Heritage Trail for Rochford.

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