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

01/05/2023 to 03/06/2023
Event Times: Mon/Wed/Fri 2pm-5pm. Tues/Thurs/Sat 10am-1pm. Monday 8th May 10am-4pm.
Price: FREE

The Rochford District Heritage Tapestry is on tour again... 
  • Saturday 29th April - Saturday 3rd June 2023 
  • at St. Aidan's Church (The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 4QW. See below for opening times)
The exhibition at St. Aidan's 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:
  • Mon 8th May 10am-4pm (tea & cake available).
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 2pm-5pm.
  • Tues/Thurs/Sat 10am-1pm.

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: