Alford project achieves success in Lincolnshire Heritage Forum Awards


Alford and District Civic Trust and Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum were triumphant across four categories in this year’s Lincolnshire Heritage Forum Awards.

The bi-annual awards celebrate the work taking place in museums, historic houses and heritage sites across the county, and reward best practice.

Locally, Winner in the Best Volunteer Project category was Alford and District Civic Trust for their project, Alford Remembers 1914-1918.

The Trust was also highly commended in the Best Exhibition category for the project.

The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum not won the Excellence Award category and was highly commended in the Inspiration Award category for its project, The Future of Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum.

District Council Leader, Councillor Doreen Stephenson, said: “It is great to see the Cottage Museum and Civic Trust both recognised in these awards for the work they do to preserve the heritage of the District for future generations. It just goes to show the huge impact that you can have with a fairly small group of dedicated volunteers.”

The 15 nominees were judged by David Sleight, Dean of Public Engagement, University of Lincoln, Emma Tatlow, Visit Lincoln Partnership Manager, and Steve LeMottee, Executive Director at East Midlands Museums Service.

Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting acted as Master of Ceremonies at the Awards Ceremony held at Gainsborough Old Hall.

The event was sponsored by East Lindsey District Council, Gainsborough Town Partnership, Community Lincs, Visit Lincoln Partnership, West Lindsey District Council and North Kesteven District Council.