Frequently asked questions

How can I contact Alresford Crafts?

Alresford Crafts once produced high quality soft toys here in the town but they closed their business thirty years ago and the toys are no longer produced. Unfortunately we do not have any contact details for them or anybody who used to work there. We're afraid we have no idea what these items might now be worth and are not aware of anybody locally who can value them. Also we are not aware of anybody who can repair or renew them.

Can you send me some brochures or leaflets?

The web site was set up and is run on a voluntary basis and we do not have the resources, financial or otherwise, to send out publicity. All available information is contained within the web site and is more comprehensive than the information contained in published material.

Do you have any information on Mr or Mrs X?

We do not have access to any information that is not freely available to anybody who has Internet access, e.g. telephone records, electoral rolls, census data, etc. and unless the individual was a prominent citizen of Alresford it is unlikely that we will be able to provide any information. We have neither the time or resources to undertake genealogical research necessary to answer questions.

Questions about Watercress

We are not experts on Watercress, Watercress Recipes or Watercress Marketing. Whilst we are surrounded by Watercress and host the annual Watercress Festival we do not have the information to reliably answer questions. Please see www.watercress.co.uk

Can we travel directly to Alresford by train?

The nearest networked railway stations are Winchester and Alton and there is a bus service, at least once per hour during the day to Alresford (except Sunday). The Watercress Line heritage steam railway connects with the main line at Alton but there are no through trains. The Watercress Line does not run a regular passenger service from Alton to Alresford, it is mainly a visitor attraction, but timetable details are available at www.watercressline.co.uk

How do we get our event/activity listed on the Events page?

Just send us the details, preferably by e-mail, and they will be included at the next update. The page is normally updated every fortnight so please ensure we have the details in good time. There is no charge for the inclusion of any non-commercial organisation or society event. Commercial events attract a fee of 10.00 and can include a picture. (Pictures are included on the understanding that they can be freely downloaded and used by anybody and that you retain no rights or copyright over them.) Just send us the details and we will include your event and send you an invoice.

How do we get our business details on to the web site?

We will include your details but there is a one-off charge of 25.00 for the initial listing on the web site which includes all subsequent changes and updates. E-mail us your details and we will add them to the site and send you an invoice. The initial fee covers up to 50 words to be included within the entry in addition to normal business details. We are happy to use one of your pictures on the understanding that they can be freely downloaded and used by anybody and that you retain no rights or copyright over them. There are no recurring charges.

How do we get details of our club or society on to the web site?

There is no charge for the inclusion of any non-commercial organisation or society - just e-mail the details. We do reserve the right to edit or reduce the copy. Please remember to advise us of any changes in the details.

Can our pictures be posted against our directory entry?

We are happy to use your pictures on the understanding that they can be freely downloaded and used by anybody and that you retain no rights or copyright over them. Simply e-mail. them to us.

When was the web site established and how many visitors does it get?

The web site was established in 2003 and is now regularly receiving 25000 unique visits per month with many more page enquiries or hits.

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This web site is published by Roy Gentry. All details are believed to be correct at time of publication, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, omissions or subsequent alterations.

Web site design and creation by Roy Gentry.


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