Markets in Alford
Tuesday is Market Day.
There is a lively auction starting at 11.00am.
Items/lots for sale can be brought along from 7.30am.
The Tuesday Market has a great many stalls selling fruit, meat, cakes, clothes, silverware, jewelry, picture frames, baby clothes and equipment.
Highly recommended is the fish stall; the lemon sole fillets are particularly good. Tell the fish seller you found him on www.alford.info!
The Craft Market is held on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Manor House during the Summer months).
In 1911, the Cattle Market was opened in East Street; this served as place of livestock trading for the local area. Sadly, the market closed in 1987.
When local Lincoln Red Shorthorn became important, the Alford Bull Fair was establishment in 1901 and was held annually on the first Thursday in November until 1972. It was then moved to the Lincolnshire Show. In its day it attracted breeders from all parts the country and from overseas.
The Corn Exchange dates from 1856. A plaque commemorates the granting of our market charter in 1283. On the wall of the Hotel will be another plaque indicating that Thomas Paine, of "The Rights of Man", once worked here as an excise officer.