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Alford is a town in Lincolnshire, England, It is situated approximately 11mi north-west from the coastal resort of Skegness, and at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alford population is about 3,500.Community facilitiesAlford's retail outlets are mainly convenience-related to cater for local people. Shops include pharmacy, grocery, DIY and homeware stores. The town has two supermarkets, one on Church Street, the other on West Street.Alford's public houses are the Half Moon Hotel, The Windmill Hotel, The George, The Anchor, and The White Hart.National Health and private dentists are located on South Street and Merton Lodge, and a doctors' surgery is on West Street.Alford has two banks, Lloyds TSB and Barclays, and has a branch of the Yorkshire Building Society.A crematorium opened on the outskirts of town in 2008.MarketsMarket day in Alford is Tuesday. The market, which varies in size depending on the time of the year, is generally small. The main market takes place in the Market Place, with stalls of groceries and small items such as greeting cards.Alford's Craft Market has taken place every August bank holiday since the 1970s. The market is held in the grounds of the manor house, and includes stalls selling locally-crafted products. Musical entertainment usually takes place in a marquee. A smaller weekly market is held in the Corn Exchange every Tuesday and Friday.
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