Putting the spotlight on Stamford Corn Exchange history

Stamford Corn Exchange managing trustee Mick Lee with some memorabilia relating to the buildings history.  A museum is being created at the Corn Exchange and Mick is appealing for more items to go in it.'Photo: MSMP121213-001ow
Stamford Corn Exchange managing trustee Mick Lee with some memorabilia relating to the buildings history. A museum is being created at the Corn Exchange and Mick is appealing for more items to go in it.'Photo: MSMP121213-001ow
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Trustees in charge of a theatre hope to put the building’s history centre stage by showcasing a range of memorabilia.

The group managing Stamford Corn Exchange in Broad Street want to show off the evolution of the building they took over in 2000.

The trustees already have some classic items, including lighting, seats and programmes. But they have appealed to the people of Stamford for any more artefacts to enhance the display.

Managing trustee Mick Lee said: “We are creating a heritage room in the top of the building.

“The history of it dates back to 1857. It was a very important business location for the town.

“Right from the start there was a stage and there was entertainment since the building opened.

“We are looking at the story of previous shows. A lot of people will have had relative who went to shows, and may have memorabilia from them.”

Mr Lee said he hoped school children would visit and be able to learn some of the history of Stamford.

The trustees are also looking for volunteers to help display some of the items.

If you have anything to donate or would like to lend a hand, call Mick on 01780 753942.