Alresford Christmas 2016

The Christmas trees on the shops in Alresford, organised by the Alresford Pigs, have always made the town look really special – but with the growth in the numbers of businesses and residents who subscribe to this scheme, the whole town has stepped up a gear. The trees have spread down the Dean, up Pound Hill, and up Jacklyn’s Lane, as well as to some of the out-lying parts of the town.

For 2016, several businesses, notably those in West Street, added a lot more in the way of decoration, internally and externally: and it was good to see that these seemed free of any real vandalism in the evenings.

It would be unfair not to mention that the window decorations inside the shops were also particularly attractive this year, notably in Caracoli and the Oxfam shop, and the Swan Hotel entrance was beautifully framed.

A large selection of photos for 2016, and for previous years, are shown on the FlickR album on https://www.flickr.com/photos/83468450@N03/albums/72157662148395779, which is also accessible via tinyurl.com/NewAlresford. Some of my favourites from 2016 are shown below.

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One response to this post.

  1. In the Alresford Forum, March 2017 issue, Shelley Preston, the former singer with “Bucks Fizz” from the 1980s onwards, said that it was a Christmas 2008 visit with friends in Alresford that convinced her that the area would be a good place to live. After a night out in Winchester, driving back through the town and seeing all the Christmas trees lit up, Shelley says the town looked lovely. So they moved down from London to a new home in Swarraton.

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