Alford Craft Market gets £46,000 boost thanks to your votes

Alford Craft Market Centre EMN-160401-121443001
Alford Craft Market Centre EMN-160401-121443001

Alford Craft Market Centre is set to receive £46,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to create a pottery 
and glass workshop.

The centre was one of the three groups which had the most votes cast in 
the Lottery Fund’s People’s Projects competition in the ITV Yorkshire 
South region.

The Old Bakehouse, formerly part of Thornalleys butcher’s premises in the Market Place, will be refurbished to 
equip it for the new 
craft workshops.

A spokesman for Alford Craft Market said their committee was ‘astonished and delighted’ with 
the result: “The whole town took up the cause after a short film about the 
Bakehouse Project, and the work that the Craft Centre already does, was 
shown on ITV Calendar 
News on March 3.

“Votes were cast online and by post by people from Alford and the surrounding area as well as their friends from across the UK, and even though the town’s 
population is comparatively small, enough votes were cast to ensure that Alford was one of the competition winners.

“We would like to heartily thank everyone who voted for the project. 
Work will begin at the end of May, and the team are determined to get the pottery and glass classes up and running by the end of the year, if not before.”

To find out what classes are being held at Alford Craft Market Centre, visit:

To keep up with news about the project see the market’s Facebook page.