Echo: Heritage Tapestry article on Monday 4th October

Being held at Rayleigh Town Museum

All sewn up in a spectacular community tapestry

Rochford District's rich history is all sewn up in a spectacular new community tapestry which took 5,000 hours of work

The Rochford District Heritage Tapestry is on display throughout October at the Rayleigh Town Museum. Emma Palmer from the Echo attended the opening event and produced this article.

The exhibition at Rayleigh Town Museum 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.
Visit the Rayleigh Town Museum at
The exhibition is open from 11am on 29th September. Opening times are then 10am-4pm Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Schools/groups can book for other days by contacting the museum.
Free entry. Booking is not required.

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: 


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