You might expect Shaftesbury, one of England’s oldest and most historic towns, to be overrun with ghosts – or at least stories about apparitions. But as Keri Jones discovered, very little regular paranormal activity has been reported. It’s just the occasional phantom sighting.ThisIsAlfred toured some of our town’s haunting hotspots.
Month: October 2018
Most people who live in Shaftesbury love our Saxon hilltop town. Landscape architect Bernard Ede does, but the Bimport resident believes there’s always potential to make things better.
You won’t get lost in Motcombe – thanks to a dedicated bunch of village volunteers. Residents have almost completed a year long project to repair and restore four historic signposts and a mile marker. Read More
Shaftesbury Town Council has committed to refurbishing the Bell Street public toilets. And councillor Tim Cook says that smarter, refreshed facilities should be ready for early in 2019.
This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:
‘Project Belle’ announce plans for Shaftesbury’s empty Co-op building. ThisIsAlfred speaks to Jackie Upton King, the group’s Acting Chairman about the community-led bid for the site. (00:35)
Alfred spends an evening with Tiffany Longley-Wolff to hear some of the success stories from her Shaftesbury performing arts school. And we visit her brand new, bespoke building to discover what a difference the new facilities make. (04:02)
Shaftesbury is getting electronic vehicle speed indicators, but which streets will have them? And why? ThisIsAlfred asks the Mayor. (12:21)
Alfred meets Keith Bunting, the Shaftesbury man making real sundials, not mass-produced factory fakes. Keith creates outdoor timepieces for clients all over the world. (16:12)
Have you got a well? Then Gold Hill Museum wants to know about it. Janet Swiss will explain what she wants to find out as she plans her 2019 exhibition. (25:06) Read More
The empty supermarket on Bell Street could be transformed into a multi-use retail, leisure and community space if a community-led plan is successful. Read More
The Shaftesbury area has its own breast cancer awareness charity called ‘Boobs’ and Saturday is their biggest night of the year. Boobs volunteers have arranged an evening of fun, facts and fundraising at Shaftesbury Youth Club. Read More
Electronic boards that flash up the speed of passing vehicles are being positioned in parts of Shaftesbury where people drive too fast. Read More