Month: September 2018

North Dorset Businesspeople Go ‘Speed Dating’ In Shaftesbury

On a warm Tuesday evening in July, Alfred’s Keri Jones joined a dozen businesspeople for a Tuesday night meal in the Grosvenor Arms’ private dining room. Everyone was there for a form of speed dating, but they weren’t seeking a partner or looking for love!

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Loose Stones Could Reveal New Information On Shaftesbury Abbey’s History

There are many loose stones and tiles around Shaftesbury’s Abbey Gardens. On14th September, architectural historian and broadcaster, Dr Jonathan Foyle, will explain how these remains could reveal a great deal of information about the history of a once significant religious building.

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Alfred Announces Plans For Community Radio Licence

The Shaftesbury news reports and local information that you listen to on ThisIsAlfred.com could soon be broadcast on air, on a new FM radio station.

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Discover The Remarkable History Of Yew Trees

Fred Hageneder is one of the founder members of the Ancient Yew Group and has authored books about the fascinating trees, which can live for thousands of years.

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Shaftesbury’s Amateur Models Taking To The Catwalk For Charity

You might expect the proprietor of a women’s fashion and footwear shop to know about all styles, stocktaking and VAT. You wouldn’t think the roles of ‘event organiser’ or ‘show producer’ would form part of the job description. But over the last 21 years, Shirley Allum has had to develop those additional skills. And she’s become rather good at her extra duties.

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