The restoration of Wisbech Corn Exchange cannot happen without the support of the public. Please read on to find out how you can help.
Firstly, thank you for visiting this page in the first place! It has been over 26 years since the Corn Exchange was in use, and we were amazed at how popular our Heritage Open Days were in September 2018.
Despite being situated behind Wisbech Old Town Hall, contrary to expectation the building is not owned by the local authority, nor is its upkeep funded by statutory agencies. Privately owned in trust, the Corn Exchange has not generated commercial income since its closure in the early 1990s. Whilst there are no intentions to sell or demolish and redevelop the building, it is certainly not self-sustainable as our architecture gallery shows all too well. The Trust’s restoration plans are therefore 100% reliant upon public support. Here are some ways you can help us:
Become a Member
Becoming a Member is easy, and helps you stay in touch with the progress of the restoration project, open days, and much more. It also entitles you to vote at our AGM, and to have your voice heard when decisions need to be made. Join up today!
We all know that there are thousands of national charities out there vying for our spare change. Why not make a difference locally by supporting a vulnerable historic building which was loved by many, and can become magnificent once more? However small your donation, it will go directly towards the restoration of the Corn Exchange. Whether your parents danced here, or you would like your children to be able to your kind gift means so much.
At the moment the easiest way to donate to the Trust is via JustGiving.
We can only achieve great things if people know we need their help. Talk to your friends about your visit to the Corn Exchange, or about the pictures you have seen on this site. Ask relatives and neighbours if they remember the good old days of the Corn Exchange and get people talking. Discuss what a difference a new community space would make. Share links, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook ; share our tweets and posts. Let Wisbech know that the Corn Exchange is still here, and that with everyone’s help it can make the ultimate come-back.
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Share your professional skills & expertise
Do you have experience in carrying out building surveys, assessing insurance quotes, or architectural restoration projects? Perhaps your business could help us out with industrial equipment such as floor sanders? Maybe you would like to donate some trade-cost floor tiles, heritage paint or decorating tools? Or even some time? We would love to hear from you. Although the restoration project is still in its early days, having support to call upon now or in the future would be amazing. Please get in touch if you think you could help by emailing email@example.com.
Consider becoming a Trustee
We need community-spirited people with good organisational and practical skills to help us move forwards. If you have some spare time and a lot of enthusiasm (and a passion for heritage buildings!) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy a copy of ‘Dancing at The Corn Exchange’ by Kevin Rodgers
Published in 2017, Kevin’s book is a meticulously researched labour of love, chronicling the glory days of bands and dancing at The Corn Exchange from 1959 to 1965.
Kevin, who is a Trustee of The Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust, has kindly agreed to donate a percentage of all copies sold through this website to the Trust. Drop us a line for details of how to order.
And last of all …
Thank you for caring! Even if you just bookmark us and come back another day, your support is appreciated.