Alford Corn Exchange Restoration Project
The Alford Corn Exchange is the very heart of the town and the place-to-be for public and private events. Located on the central Market Place the building has been welcoming visitors and the town's citizens for generations and is still very committed to future generations in ensuring it is accessible to everyone regardless of age, background and ability. Built in Italianate style in 1856, the Grade II listed building features a beautiful central lantern, a stage, and a sprung dance floor made of Maplewood.
The Alford Corn Exchange has recently as March 2020 undergone restoration work on the roof, replacement of the glass lantern, new internal ceiling with lighting, and the installation of air conditioning units. This work would not have been achieved without the support of the following and we wish very much to express our gratitude to everyone involved over the last year or two in helping to raise the funding needed for the restoration work:-
- the local community and the wider general public
- private donors.
- the Alford Town Council.
- the Leader Programme. The Leader Programme is an EU (EAFRD) programme aimed at providing grants for rural development in local areas, with the Local Action Group (LAG) overseeing the delivery of the funding in the local area.
After the extensive renovation work that was undertaken, the future looks very promising for the Alford
Corn Exchange, and we are very excited in re-establishing the uniqueness of the venue for the future
generations in what we can offer, with the wide spectrum of professional performances, the regular activities
held either weekly or monthly, and for the private or commercial functions.
The Alford Corn Exchange is looking to the future and we hope and wish you take this journey with us.