Month: July 2018

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 08

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

We meet the teenagers creating a sensory garden to enhance a patch of land on Shaftesbury’s Eastern Development. (00:35)

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International Hardy Fans Tour ‘Shaston’

Keri Jones went on a walking tour that guided many international visitors around Shaftesbury and, surprisingly, our world-famous Gold Hill wasn’t on the itinerary!

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Shaftesbury Super Gran Delivers Her Ninth Grandchild During A Storm

Luckily for Elaine Barrett, she isn’t superstitious. It’s just as well. Because a combination of events earlier this month might have made her rather nervous! “It was Friday the 13th, and there was a thunderstorm,” recalled Elaine. And, at that very moment, Elaine had to act quickly and do something that would terrify most people. She had to deliver her ninth grandchild!

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Town Council Supporting Changes To Former Turnbull’s Shop

The owners of the former Turnbull’s café and deli building want to redesign its interior. Shaftesbury Town Council has supported a request for planning permission to remove part of an internal stone wall in the Grade II listed property.

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Shaftesbury Teenagers Build A Sensory Garden On The Eastern Development

A group of thirteen Shaftesbury teenagers will transform an area of open space at Great Ground, off Wincombe Lane, this week.

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Tractors, Live Music And Great Food At An East Stour Fundraiser This Saturday

Look out for a procession of tractors along North Dorset’s lanes on Saturday lunchtime. They’ll be taking a short trip around the countryside from their base at the Udder Farm Shop, where they’ll be the main attraction at the Vintage Vehicle Rally and Family Fun Day, raising cash for Salisbury’s Hospital and Hospice.

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Discover The Healing Properties Of Herbs At Shaftesbury Abbey

An expert on the healing properties of herbs will answer your questions during a special event at Shaftesbury Abbey on Wednesday evening. And Julie Wood, who has been a practising medical herbalist since 2005 following a four-year degree, says she hopes to inspire people to start using herbs again.

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Surprise Package Adds To Hospital Birthday Celebration

It’s exciting when you receive a package sent by special delivery. Helen Lawes has been asking locals for memories and pictures featuring Shaftesbury’s Westminster Memorial Hospital. As hospital Matron, she was hoping for some special memorabilia. But the parcel that arrived from the Midlands on Friday morning offered more than Helen had wished for.

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See Dozens of Classic Cars For Free This Weekend in Shaftesbury

Ray Humphries has no idea how many cool, classic cars will turn up at Barton Hill on Sunday morning, but that’s part of the excitment of the Car and Bike Show, which raises funds for Shaftesbury Carnival. In previous years, Ray says people have turned up with around 100 vehicles. And some have been incredible.

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Help Make Shaftesbury A Dementia Friendly Town

At least 1 in 14 people aged over 65 have developed some form of dementia. That’s a surprising statistic, isn’t it? It was just one of many facts shared by volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ initiative, at Shaftesbury Town Hall on Wednesday night.

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