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Market stall
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Final version of Completed Tapestry Panel
Completed Tapestry Drawing by Sally Chinea; photo by Mike Payne
Completed Tapestry Panel; photo by Drew Gardner

Markets & Maritime


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:

Maritime focus:

Places Covered

Historical Summary

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.

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