Tuesday, 23 April 2013

History and Heritage in Alford and Horncastle

Let`s cast a lingering look over Lincolnshire.

News reaches my ears of a newly-formed, community-based charity set up to preserve and manage the Alford Corn Exchange.

Aside from it`s historical and architectural merits, the old Corn Exchange provides a meeting place for assorted community groups, hosts live shows by elderly rock groups and is one of the venues for the Alford Jazz Weekend.

The new charity is to be called Alford Corn Exchange Community Group but is sometimes referred to by it`s old name, Save Alford Corn Exchange. It does not seem to have it`s own site or blog, but it`s activities have been covered by The Skegness Standard (www.skegnessstandard.co.uk), the Louth Leader (www.louthleader.co.uk) and the East Lindsey Target (www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk).

Over in Horncastle, efforts are being made to restore and preserve the remains of the market town`s ancient Roman wall.

A useful article here is `Horncastle`s Roman wall set to be restored`, posted by Claire1222 on Tues 16 Apr 2013 at www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk . This article appeared in the East Lindsey Target on Wed 17 Apr 2013 under the headline `Roman Wall could be restored to past glory` and was credited to local journalist Claire Farrow.

Also good is an unsigned article, `Organisations join to save Roman wall`, posted 6 Apr 2013 at www.horncastlenews.co.uk . (I presume the headline was meant to read `Organisation join forces...` ).

Other useful links can be found here ;


www.english-heritage.org.uk/caring/heritage-at-risk .

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