Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2014 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Tapestry Project

Summary of published report

Visiting the site

July Fulford Dig
Designation evidence
Planners ignore evidence
Sunrise 20 Sept 1066
The Report on the work at Fulford
The finds
Locating the battle
Maps of battle of Fulford 1066
Tapestry Project
Charcoal making
Walking to Waltham Abbey
Books about Fulford
The evidence
Articles and extracts
Water vole destruction


Images of flood on the day of the battle

12 panoramas of the battle site

YouTube videos

The Fulford Tapestry

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As part of the Local Heritage Initiative funded, the plan is to create some panels in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry. This will provide a preface to the events depicted in this unique embroidery. This is the Fulford Tapestry.

The Bayeux Tapestry does not cover any of the events of 1066 that took place London. This project attempts to rectify this situation and tell some of the events that took place in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire has already made a significant contributed to the Bayeux tapestry. The lost section at the end of the Tapestry rotted during the 800 years it was forgotten in storage. This was re-created by a local embroiderer, Jan Messent, working with Madeira, a specialist supplier of wool and thread.


The work started in October 2005 and is nearing completion in June 2012. 

The Tapestry is unveiled on Radio!

Hunter Davies, Georgy Evans, Brenda Bleythyn, Chas Jones and the presenter, Libby Purves

The BBC Midweek broadcast 11 October 2006.

And they asked me back!

Walking to Waltham Abbey 

On BBC Radio 4 'Excess Baggage' November 2009

And BBC1TV - Inside Out -  but that archive is no longer viewable


We had to gather some experts together and do a lot of experiments to work out how to make the Fulford Tapestry.


We put the design on display as we recruited the stichers.


We dyed our own threads - we even grew much of the dye material ourselves or gathered it from the countryside arounf Fulford. 



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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated February 2015

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