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Last updated   16/1/15   12:08   by   Webmaster: Sharon Davies


Railway 125th Anniversary Painting Competition

We can now publish the results of the painting competition open to local Primary Schools relating to the 125th anniversary of the railway  coming to Rayleigh (see our December 2014 Update).

Key Stage 1 Winner                                                   Key Stage 2 Winner

Marcus Whittington from Edward Francis            Jessica Davies from Rayleigh Primary



School Mural Winner - Wyburns Primary School

Rayleigh Town Museum

As many of you will be aware we have plans to open a  Rayleigh Town Museum on the 1st floor of 91 High Street, Rayleigh. The clothing shop  ‘Yours’  will probably be vacating early in 2015 and the whole building will then be refurbished and a fully disabled access passenger lift and toilet will be installed to the 1st floor. Pizza Express will be opening a restaurant on the ground floor. The Planning Application has been agreed  by Rochford District Council, Listed Building consent has been agreed with Essex County Council and we have submitted an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to cover our set up costs. A decision should be given on this by the end of 2014.

Unfortunately the application has been declined. However we will be having a debriefing meeting with the HLF and resubmitting our application in January.

Further information and updates are  available on the Rayleigh Town Museum website (www.rayleightownmuseum.co.uk), our Facebook page (link on our Home page), the Rayleigh Town Museum Facebook page (Facebook.com/rayleightownmuseum) and the notice board in the High Street on the wall by the Millennium Clock.