Month: November 2019

Little Giants – Achieving Big Things For Shaftesbury Children With Special Needs

Each month, children with special needs from all over our area meet at Shaftesbury Youth Club for fun and activities. Alfred’s Keri Jones called in on the Little Giants and heard how these Saturday sessions are important for parents, too.

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Enmore Green Residents’ Memories Of Forgotten Stores And A Pop-Up Chip Shop

Enmore Green residents regularly share stories from the days when their community felt like a village, separate from Shaftesbury. Alfred attended ‘Tea and Memories’ as locals reminisced about a pop-up chip shop, more relaxed pub rules and a visiting Hollywood star.

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The Expert Astrologer Teaching Students Worldwide From Her Shaftesbury Home

Clare Martin discovered astrology by chance in her thirties, but the Shaftesbury resident has now become a well-known and highly respected figure within astrological circles. Alfred heard how she teaches the ancient practice to students from her home in our town.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 77

Why celebs including Paul McCartney stopped at Shaftesbury’s 24-hour café in the 1960s | The Glastonbury performers returning to Park Walk next year | Shaftesbury singer Samantha is picked to sing Coca Cola Christmas advert | We meet Motcombe explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell Read More

The Glastonbury Performers Returning To Park Walk Next Summer

Throughout summer, John Cockle and Richard Lonnon have entertained locals and visitors with lunchtime jazz on Park Walk. Alfred attended one of their Friday sessions last month, learned what motivates the men and heard about their experience of playing Glastonbury.

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The Late-Night Shaftesbury Café That Attracted Celebrities In The Sixties

In the 1960s and early 1970s, a café on the A30 near Shaftesbury was one of the coolest late-night destinations in our part of the Westcountry. Alfred heard why the famous, and the infamous, stopped at the café on Sherborne Causeway.

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Explorer John Blashford-Snell On Saving The Planet And His Love Of North Dorset

Motcombe explorer John Blashford-Snell CBE shares thoughts on climate change, Motcombe’s voles, Shaftesbury’s shop workers and how a joke shop purchase could save your life in the jungle.

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Santa and Free Gifts For Children At Shaftesbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce volunteers are looking forward to launching the town’s countdown to Christmas with their traditional evening of festive food, singing and seasonal surprises. Late Night Shopping is on 2nd December.

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Motcombe’s Black Pig Retreats Nominated For Two Awards

The owner of Motcombe’s Black Pig Retreats says she is ‘very excited’ at being nominated for two awards. Alfred’s Keri Jones visited Carolyn Bourchier to see how the glamping business has creatively embraced sustainability measures.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 76

The Danish bestselling books about Shaftesbury | How Gold Hill inspires Shaftesbury singer songwriter Gordon Haskell | 1,000 years of history in 45 minutes with the Berwick St John soundscape | Striding up our slopes with Shaftesbury’s Nordic walkers Read More