Alford Lincolnshire UK
famous for the Alford Craft Market and Manor House
Alford Manor House Report: 2005 September 30 - Topping Out

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Friday 30th September was a Day To Remember for Alford's Ancient Manor house.
The Alford Civic Trust celebrated a major milestone with the ceremony of Topping Out.

Topping Out is traditionally when the builders reach the highest part of the roof and the last timber is nailed in place. A flag is raised on top of the building.

The Alford Civic Trust then broaches a barrel of beer for all those who have had a hand in the construction and restoration. This ceremony is a thank you to everyone involved with the project. The friends of Alford Manor House provided light refreshments for the guests and workers to go with the beer and other beverages.

This was the first opportunity to see the house emerge from its scaffolding cocoon in its magnificent restored state. Thank you to all supporters both large and small, we hope that you feel it has been all worth while, we most certainly do.

Manor House Restoration Progress reports

Hard Hat Days: There is a provisional date for the Hard Hat day after that of 15th October.

next: 2005 September: Thatch Revealed
For further details email: civictrust@alford.info
For many years the Craft Market has held special weekends - Spring and August Bank Holiday in the Manor House grounds. In 2005 the Market and entertainment was in the South Market Place.