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The next exhibitions are (free entry to all venues):

  • Monday 12th September 2022 - Thursday 27th April 2023: The Mill Arts & Events Centre. (Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
  • Saturday 29th April - Saturday 3rd June 2023: St. Aidan's Church (The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 4QW. Opening times Mon/Wed/Fri 2pm-5pm. Tues/Thurs/Sat 10am-1pm. Monday 8th May 10am-4pm.)
  • Sunday 11th June 2023 (Rayleigh Trinity Fair): The Mill Arts & Events Centre. (Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED. Open 10am-4pm)
  • Saturday 15th - Saturday 22nd July 2023: Rochford WI Hall. (West Street, Rochford SS4 1BE. Open 10am-3pm. Closed on Sunday)

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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Heritage Tapestry Exhibition: 1,000 years of local history - July 2023
Being held at Women's Institute Hall

The Rochford District Heritage Tapestry is is back in Rochford again...  Saturday 15th July - Saturday 22nd July...

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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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