This panel covers two aspects - the influence of Markets & Fairs on the left hand side and the Maritime aspects along the top and on the right hand side.
Markets & Fairs focus:
There were 4 markets and 3 fairs founded in this area during the 12th/13th centuries. The existence of the Rivers Roach, Crouch and Thames ensured that trades such as boat building, fishing and oyster laying were a vital part of the local economy. The area was also rich in bird life.View Detailed History View Timeline