Month: August 2018

Shaftesbury Will Be Promoted As Part Of Gillingham’s Walking Festival

Shaftesbury will be promoted as a destination during the Gillingham Walking Festival for the first time this year.

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How Shaftesbury’s Upjohn Family Made Their Mark In The New World

A new Gold Hill Museum exhibition tells the story of three members of a Shaftesbury family who all achieved their own levels of fame, fortune or infamy in the New World.

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Gillingham And Shaftesbury Show 2018 Preview

The Gillingham and Shaftesbury show takes place this week, on Wednesday 15th August. If you’ve driven between the two towns over the last few days, you’ll have seen the white marquees going up in the Turnpike showground fields on the Motcombe side of the road.

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Touching Stories And Moving Memorials At Enmore Green’s History Day

Alfred’s Keri Jones visited St John’s Church in Enmore Green on Saturday 11th August to view an exhibition of community memories.

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How Refusing A Haircut Cost Alan The Hovis Boy Role

Walking up the iconic cobbles of Gold Hill must have been a bittersweet experience for Alan Manby. He came to visit Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Museum last Friday. It was his first time in the town – he lost his chance to visit Shaftesbury in 1973, because he refused to have his hair cut for a TV role.

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‘Exquisite’ Classical Guitarist To Perform In Shaftesbury

Classical Guitar magazine described one of Mark Jennings’ performances as ‘exquisite’. This former London College of Music student has performed on the BBC and Classic FM. And now he’s bringing his concert, The Art of the Guitar – Virtuoso Classics, to a smaller audience for a more intimate performance at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Saturday, 1st September.

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Dates Announced For Shaftesbury Fringe 2019

Shaftesbury Fringe will be returning bigger and better in 2019. The event has grown to become England’s third-largest open access performing arts festival. Only the Brighton and Manchester Fringe events host more performances.

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Darts, Bricks And The Coronation – Enmore Green’s Memories In Words And Pictures

The history of Enmore Green and the memories of current and former residents will the focus of an event this Saturday, 11th August.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 10

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

As Shaftesbury Fire station has it’s busiest month, we chat to the crew about the public praise they’ve received. Alfred also learns about the varied duties of our local part-time firefighters and how you can join the team.(00:30)

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Praise For Shaftesbury’s Firefighters After Record-Breaking Month

Shaftesbury’s fire station crew has been very busy recently. They received a record number of callouts in July – a total of 65 shouts during the month. They’ve also received a lot of praise.

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