Mantaeux are back at the Alresford Community Centre on Saturday and Sunday October 14-15 selling a selection of ladies coats, jackets, blazers and capes made from the finest fabrics using Harris Tweed from the Outer Hebrides and Abraham Moon from North Yorkshire all designed and tailored in Great Britain.
THE Old Alresford Fireworks Display and Bonfire takes place on Saturday November 4.
The display will start promptly at 6.30pm so arrive from 6pm to enjoy mulled wine, soup, hot dogs and burger.
Sparklers will also be on sale. Entrance is free but we do rely on donations so please bring cash and please give generously!
NEW Leaf Alresford, an environment group, is holding a community eco fair on Saturday, November 4 thanks to a grant from Winchester City Council.
Taking place in the John Pearson Hall at St John’s Church from 10am to 3pm, the fair will feature a variety of stalls, interactive displays and talks from local groups and businesses covering areas from green travel and home energy to wildlife gardening, low waste shopping and cooking.
There will also be a “sweater swap” event, alongside quizzes and games to take part in and food on offer to buy.
Entry to the fair is free.
For more information, visit the New Leaf website:
ONE of the biggest public events of the year is returning to Alresford.
The annual fireworks display is approaching. It will be held on Friday November 3 with the traditional torchlit procession from Broad Street at 7pm before the bonfire and fireworks at Arlebury Park at 7.45pm. The local fire engine will take part in the proceedings.
Tickets are available online from October 1.
THE Alresford Historical and Literary Society has two more scheduled talks this year.
On October 18 Winchester journalist Liz Kavanagh will talk about her book Doing Time - 175 years of Winchester Prison.
On November 15 Barrie Lee will speak on George Wither, the English Civil war writer jailed four times by both sides.
The society holds monthly meetings in the Methodist Church, Jacklyns Lane, SO24 9JJ. Meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday, and it is not necessary to be a member to attend – visitors are welcome at the door for just £3.
Selected topics give an insight into the influence that the political, social and industrial heritage has had on the town and Hampshire. It also organise occasional group visits to interesting places, continue to produce new publications and sponsor memorials.
Annual membership (January 1 - December 31) is £10. For more information email
A COUNTRY lane near Alresford will be closed for a day for roadworks.
The temporary road closure will be in Bighton Lane between the junction with Northside Lane and its junction with North Street.
The closure will run from October 20 for up to six months but the county council estimates the closure will be no longer than one day between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
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