Two new stained glass windows have revamped the front of the Corn Exchange Theatre in Broad Street Stamford. Unveiled last week, they were funded by a £7,000 grant from the Harry Skells Trust.
The new windows have been designed as a replica of the original windows for the building which were destroyed in a 1924 fire. Since the fire, the windows have been bricked up. The Skells Trust awarded the money in 2002, and the Corn Exchange Trust have been working on the windows since then.
Tony Kilty designed and installed the windows, and Rutland Masonry repaired the surrounding stonework - the frontage of the building is now hugely improved.
The theatre has been in refurbishment by The Trust since 2000, and this includes the installation of a raked auditorium and new dressing rooms. The final phase will be the installation of the centre window which at an estimated cost of £100,000. The Trust think it will take about a year to raise the money for this project. If you can offer any help, please visit www.stamford-corn-exchange.co.uk.
For what's on at the Corn Exchange, visit the TBO events listing page here