About Me

I was made in Alresford, Hampshire England sometime during the 1970’s by Alresford Crafts, a company that ceased trading sometime during the 1990’s.  I can’t remember much of my earlier life, but in 2011 found myself sat on the shelf in a Bristol charity shop for sale in the ‘vintage’ section.015

Karen wrote about buying me in her blog:  https://karenborek.wordpress.com/wp-admin/customize.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fkarenborek.wordpress.com%2

I was very fortunate to be bought by Karen as now I have a life full of adventures.  One such adventure was visiting Alresford and finding the place where I was made.  See more about it here:  https://wordpress.com/post/horacethealresfordbear.com/276

Karen has written a book about me which can be borrowed at Alresford Library, Hampshire  or Bristol Central Library and a Counting Book that features me plus ten of my Alresford relations, and of course dear old Growler.  The books are available to buy online from my Book Shop. See https://horacethealresfordbear.com/book-shop-2/

Thanks for reading about me!

Horace the Alresford Bear

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The Town Mill, Alresford, Hampshire

One thought on “About Me

  1. I worked for a pile fabric manufacturing company in the seventies and eighties who supplied fur fabric to Alresford Crafts. When I had my first son in 1979 Alresford Crafts sent him his first soft toy.

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