Alford almshouses history appeal

Work at the Almshouses. Photo supplied.

Work at the Almshouses. Photo supplied.

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The trustees behind ongoing work to renovate the Sir Robert Christopher’s Almshouses in Alford’s West Street have announced plans to explore the history of past tenants of the buildings.

The Almshouses are in the process of being rebuilt thanks to the money raising efforts by local people and by grant aid.

And the Trustees wish to find out more about the people who have lived in the Almshouses for a display and historical record which will go on show when the Almshouses reopen in the summer.

“If you have any information about previous residents or photographs of them or the Almshouses and would be willing to share these with the Trustees, please get in touch with them c/o Tinn Criddle, 6 High Street, Alford, LN13 9DX. All original documents will be returned,” said a spokesperson.

“The trustees have set up a facebook page at

“On this page you will find photos by Clive Sutton and regular updates on the progress of the building work by the site foreman. The appeal is still open if anyone still wishes to donate. Please direct all enquiries to c/o Tinn Criddle, 6 High Street, Alford, LN13 9DX,” they added.

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