We join the hunt for a rare butterfly on Fontmell Down | The well-respected crime fiction reviewer from Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury’s newest green group plans a festival | Meet Fontmell Magna’s knot tying expert Read More
Month: September 2019
If you want help using your smartphone, laptop or tablet, assistance is available each Thursday morning at Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Alfred met a local woman who has been delighted by the free service offered by the ‘Dorset Digital Champion’ volunteers.
Dorset-based charity, Butterfly Conservation, arranged a tour of Fontmell Down recently. Alfred joined the search for the rare silver spotted skipper and learned why nature lovers had driven over 100 miles to visit this exceptional National Trust site on Shaftesbury’s doorstep.
Karen Cole is arguably Shaftesbury’s best-read resident. A primary school teaching assistant by day, Karen fills her spare moments with a novel in her hands. She’s developed a following as an online book reviewer, fairly critiquing the latest crime releases.
A new Shaftesbury environmental group, which focuses on making lifestyle changes rather than protests and politics, has started regular meetings. Alfred attended the Shaftesbury Buttons Saturday afternoon get-together – Green Teas.
A Shaftesbury kitchen company has offered to donate its craftsmen’s time to make improved bee hotels, if a sponsor can fund the materials.
An Oxford academic will soon share stories of the strange ways in which Wiltshire and Dorset people died during the Tudor years.
Meet the Motcombe thatcher with a Gold Hill roofing challenge | The Shaftesbury man whose life was changed by a Twitter post | Port Regis School plans to go carbon neutral by 2025 | A million-selling author will tell budding Shaftesbury authors how to make money from publishing Read More