|Alford Corn Exchange Community Group |
Alford Corn Exchange is a heritage venue in a market town built in 1856 at a cost of £1,400 (Kelly's directory 1896), and a Grade II listed building. It bears the Hamilton family motto "Ride Through".
In April 2014 'Alford Corn Exchange Community Group' (Charity number 1154929) took over Alford Corn Exchange. Its aims are to provide a beautiful space for the people of Alford and surrounding areas.
The Alford Corn Exchange offers a ballroom for weddings, parties, dance lessons, sport groups, meetings, theatre and other events. The stage can be used for plays, presentations and other occasions where a raised platform is required. The Theatre Bar has a cosy and stylish cafe area and we provide a well-equipped kitchen. We own our own sound system and are happy to provide sound engineering support. We are able to host events til 2am in the morning. The venue is access able for wheelchairs which also includes a disabled toilet. Upstairs is a meeting room that can be rented for training and group meetings.
We offer marketing support for any events and our volunteers will do their very best to support you to ensure that you have an enjoyable time in the building.
Our landlady can provide a well-stocked bar to support your event and our Wedding Co-ordinator is happy to help you in anyway to make your special day truly amazing.
Booking rates are competitive and we offer special deals for regular hirers.
Chairman: Harry Dewick-Eisele
Vice-Chair: Janet Taylor
Secretary: Angie Dewick-Eisele
Trustees: Harry Dewick-Eisele, Janet Taylor, Andy Taylor,
Sue Lyster, Kathlyn Walsh, Janice McHamliton,
Nick O'Farrell, John Hynes, Mandy Lowe
Treasurer: Mandy Lowe
Marketing: Andy Taylor
Sound and Fundraising: Nick O'Farrell
Catering: Janet Taylor
Calendar: Katie Walsh
The Alford Corn Exchange Community Group is supported by many wonderful volunteers and an amazing number of professional decorators and craft people who support us in making the Corn Exchange enjoyable.
We are also very lucky that several local businesses support us every year:
Our kind regular donors:
£520 per year by Ian Naylor, auctioneer.
£2000 per year by Safelincs Ltd, Fire Safety, Alford www.safelincs.co.uk.
£500 per year by Drury Precision Engineering, Alford www.drury-precision.co.uk.
£300 per year by the Alford based web development company SteamDesk www.steamdesk.com.
£520 per year by Lincolnshire Poacher cheese makers www.lincolnshirepoachercheese.co.uk.
£1000/500/500 for the first/second/third year by the Office Furniture Warehouse (Lincolnshire Trading) in Farlesthorpe Road 01507 462446.
£250 donated by a very kind semi-retired farmer couple.
£2000 donated by the now disbanded Congregational Church.
£250 donated by the Alford Round Table.
A further £5000 cash donation was received in June 2014 from the Congregational Church to pay for a new kitchen in the Corn Exchange.
Incredibly, we received another donation over £5000 by the Congregational Church in July 2014 to start the renovation of the back room.
If you are able to support us, please contact us per email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01507 462517 (please ask for Harry).