Alford Heritage Centre seeking new volunteers

The old Auction Mart in Alford, once the hub of farming activity for Upper Donside, was closed in 1986.

Today, the building houses Alford Heritage Centre - an intriguing exhibition of rural bygones which give an insight into the life of the ordinary working people of Donside and the North-east.

The centre is a registered charity which is totally reliant on volunteers to keep it going.

The current team is seeking help in developing a new website, which would greatly assist its efforts to increase membership and visitor numbers.

This could involve people interested in website design, photography or/and research on local history.

Whilst they do have specific projects they would like help with, they believe in offering anyone the opportunity to follow their own specialities/interests if it fits in with their activities. They have a great collection of agricultural equipment which needs identifying, cataloguing, cleaning and restoring.

Anyone interested can go along and see if there is an activity that interests them – they will be made very welcome. They can contact Mike Hendry or Catherine Caseau from 10am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday, on (019755) 62906 or e-mail: