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