The Lloyd-Jones family have spent hundreds of pounds transforming their Shaftesbury home with thousands of bulbs, illuminated Santas, penguins and reindeer. They hope that locals will view their stunning display and raise money for a club that helps North Dorset youngsters with special needs.
A Pearly King and Queen toured Shaftesbury’s pubs on Friday night. Dave and Paula Hemsley are members of a tight-knit group of families that carry on the fundraising tradition started by a East End road sweeper during Queen Victoria’s reign.
We have a World Champion living in Shaftesbury. 15-year-old Adam Parry has just returned from France where he was crowned ‘Open World National Amateur Ballroom Champion’ along with his dance partner, Lauren King.
Shaftesbury Town Council’s community-backed bid for ‘The Wilderness’ has been unsuccessful at auction this afternoon.
Motcombe residents have taken their campaign to reduce speeding into their own hands. Literally. ThisIsAlfred’s Keri Jones visited the village to meet locals who have been promoting safe driving with homemade ‘lollipop’ patrol signs and speed guns.
Just over three months ago, Shaftesbury resident Simon Hill was given a shocking medical prognosis. He was informed that he was unlikely to live and leave Shaftesbury’s hospital. But Simon has made an incredible recovery.
Many people would be rather grumpy if their morning started with persistent knock at the door. But the Chairman of Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Jenny Parker, didn’t mind postman Jerome ringing the bell this morning.
The former Trinity Church is a Shaftesbury landmark, its tower standing high above the town’s skyline. But many people are unaware of the role that this building now has in the community.