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.
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