Alford Manor House Open: 2006 June 13

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ALFORD Manor House was officially opened on 2006 June 13 after two years of restoration work.

Very little furniture and artifacts are in place. It is the House itself including the original roof structure, that is on show. It is licensed for civil weddings.

The Manor House will open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Michel Ducos, President of the Alford Civic Trust
Michel Ducos, President of the Alford Civic Trust,
introduces the Grand Opening.
Cllr. Grant Allan, Chairman of the Alford Civic Trust
Cllr. Grant Allan, Chairman of the Alford Civic Trust,
gives a brief history of the Restoration process.
Mozart Players
London Mozart Players played
Purcell, Bach and Mozart.
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Site Foreman, presented with
a commemorative mug by Mr. Roger Douglas,
the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire
Mrs.Mary Cawthorpe
Mrs.Mary Cawthorpe unveils the garden bench
which is in memory of Bill Cawthorpe, a former
chairman of the Alford Civic Trust.
David Brailsford
David Brailsford, President
of the Alford and Mablethorpe Rotary Club,
unveils the garden bench donated by the Club
The ribbons are cut
The ribbons are cut by Cllr. Colin Helstrip,
Chairman of L.C.C.,
Cllr. Dr. Lawrence Taffender, chairman of ELDC and
Cllr. Sarah Devereux, Mayor of Alford.
Alford Manor House is open!
The Manor House is open!
The Manor House is open!
The Manor House is open
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Tea and scones
Michel Ducos shows visitors 17th Century wallpaper
Michel Ducos shows visitors
18th Century wallpaper
Michel Ducos shows visitors evidence of a past fire that damaged the beams.
Michel Ducos shows visitors evidence
of a past fire that damaged the beams.
Philip Masters shows visitors the ancient beams.
Philip Masters shows visitors the ancient beams.
Philip Masters shows visitors the original lift
.............. shows visitors the original lift mechanism.
Philip Masters shows visitors earlier thatching.
............... shows visitors earlier thatching.
Philip Masters shows visitors the old roof structure.
............... shows visitors the old roof structure.
Philip Masters and Cllr. Grant Allan
Philip Masters (Secretary) and
Cllr. Grant Allan (Chairman)
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Viewing one of the display boards

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