Heritage Tapestry Exhibition: 1,000 years of local history - July 2023

Being held at Women's Institute Hall

15/07/2023 to 22/07/2023
Event Times: 10am-3pm (not open on Sunday)
Price: FREE

The Rochford District Heritage Tapestry is is back in Rochford again... 
  • Saturday 15th July - Saturday 22nd July 2023 
  • Rochford WI Hall. (West Street, Rochford SS4 1BE. Open 10am-3pm. Closed on Sunday)
The exhibition at Rochford Women's Institute Hall of the Rochford District Heritage Tapestry will include all ten 2ft by 3ft framed panels, together with fabulous knitted items, accompanying drawings, historical information and children’s activities.
Free entry. Booking is not required.
The exhibition opening times are:
  • 10am-3pm; 9am-3pm on Tuesday
  • Tea & biscuits available for purchase on most days...and maybe some cake!
The Rochford District Heritage Tapestry was created over a period of 20 months through a community project involving 90 adults and 80 children. It covers 1,000 years of local history and is displayed in ten tapestry panels, each measuring over 2ft high by 3ft wide. Here is a link to the tapestry section of our website: https://www.rochfordtown.com/heritage-tapestry and here is a link to a brief video from one of the previous exhibitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l05skU0FV0I 
Following the enormously successful exhibition at Ashingdon Elim Church in July/August 2021, where over 700 people visited during the 2-week exhibition, the tapestry panels are now being displayed around the parishes of the Rochford District and beyond.
Example comments from previous exhibitions: