The Shaker movement reached its peak in the Victorian era. The sect, famous for their beautiful woodworking, migrated to the USA from Northern England. They considered that making simple, perfectly handcrafted furniture was an act of worship. You might be surprised to learn that a Shaftesbury craftsman is creating both cotemporary and tradition Shaker-inspired wooden boxes. And he’s exporting them to The States.
Estate Agent Matt Boatwright’s name is now splashed across his Bell Street offices. Matt shared his opinion with ThisIsAlfred.com about the new housing estates planned for Shaftesbury, why the town remains popular and why he’s decided to re-brand his business.
Dazzlingly decorated doorways, a magical climbing beanstalk and the county’s largest festive market are just some highlights of Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Countdown. Read More
A Shaftesbury business has received A-list celebrity attention following the launch of a unique beauty product created from North Dorset-grown flowers and herbs. Read More
If you watch TV programmes like ‘The Hotel Inspector’ with Alex Polizzi, you’ll know that many hotels struggle to remain solvent, with only around 20% of their rooms booked. That’s something that Shaftesbury’s iconic Grosvenor Arms Hotel doesn’t have to worry about. Read More