Alresford's Big Day in the Sunshine

A traditional French market brought more than sunshine to the ancient streets of Alresford on Easter Saturday.

The French market set up around a dozen varied stalls selling traditional French products including cheeses, fresh bread and records. This annual event was organised by NATT Trustee, Pam Stevens ,as part of the Open day programme for 2019.

Winchester and Alresford MP Steve Brine dropped in to meet many of the traders and sample some of the goods on offer. He then walked down to officially open the new museum located in the old  Engine room at the Old Fire Station.

Steve Brine said "The new museum is small but beautifully presented. It's long overdue and along with the stunning old Tichborne fire engine built in 1893 is really worth a visit.The French market was great and brought something different to the Town "

Robin Atkins,chair of NATT, praised his Trustees, especially Roy Gentry and his Museum Committee for the wonderful events of the day and the many volunteers .

Other events which formed part of the day and visited by Steve and his 2 children included the chance to view the Norman Bridge (a hidden treasure) off Mill Hill in the garden of Caroline Perry. The Eel house was also open and attracted 169 visitors.

The Town Trust raised £599 on the day but most importantly was that the many thousand of visitors had a very enjoyable day.

Pictured; Steve with French Market traders and Robin Atkins from NATT, opening the new Alresford museum, the Norman Bridge in all its splendour and at the Eel House with daughter Emily and the team.

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