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Rochford District Heritage Tapestry Exhibition            

A 10 metres long display of panels illustrating significant events and local history over the last 1,000 years.
           The exhibition is open 10:00am to 2:00pm from Tuesday 22nd March till Friday 25th March and from Monday 28th March till Thursday 31st March.


           This community project encouraged groups and individuals from all 14 parishes within Rochford District to take part in creating hand-crafted ‘tapestry’ panels, depicting significant
           events and local history over the last 1,000 years.

           The finished work measures over 10 metres long, in 10 separate panels. The scenes have been designed by local artists and historians, then interpreted by over 60 adults using
            a wide range of techniques, including embroidery, appliqué, knitting and felting. 80 local school children have also been involved in some of the felt work. In the true sense of the word,
            this is not a 'tapestry', but it is a spectacular way of illustrating a timeline that covers over 1,000 years of local history and change.