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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 74

71-year-old Shaftesbury man joins round-the-world yacht race | Experts hired to revitalise Shaftesbury’s Sunday market | The Tourist Information Centre may soon run out of money. They want funding and the Mayor has suggested moving locations to save cash | A Shaftesbury internet company launches a unique free promotion for Dorset producers | Professional story teller Jane Flood previews her Grosvenor Arms event devoted to the stories of the women of Camelot Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 73

Locals share their stories at packed Shaftesbury Remembers event | Why there’s free tea and cake at the Abbey View Medical Centre | Sue Clifford on a special Shaftesbury souvenir that’s been reissued after almost two decades | Round-Britain barefoot runner Anna McNuff runs up Gold Hill | Dorset Mind’s new mental wellbeing project for Shaftesbury Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 72

Artist Zara McQueen tells us about her love for Shaftesbury and why her art is constantly changing | Bee expert Brigit Strawbridge on plans for a second book and her recent international award | Shaftesbury area skies are awarded Dark Sky Reserves status | Which Shaftesbury streets needs an electronic sign to tell people how fast they are driving? | We talk to ‘Tough Girl’ podcaster Sarah Williams Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 71

Flooding brings challenge for Gold Hill 10k runners | Enmore Green’s Fountain Inn to reopen | Community Front Room adds to Shaftesbury mental health provision | Big support for Shaftesbury’s Neighbourhood Plan | Shaftesbury area band Sorry About Shaun on why their songs are catchy Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 70

Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker talks to Alfred | Shaftesbury Town Council turns to residents to tackle the Mampitts Lane bus gate issue | Shaftesbury’s popular hand car wash has reopened in a new location | Tim Pears, one of Britain’s best rural writers, will speak in Shaftesbury Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 69

The three-wheeled driving challenge that’s raising money for mental health | A specialist off-licence will open on Shaftesbury High Street soon | A lifetime of composition – Shaftesbury folk musician Nick Crump releases a new songbook | Shaftesbury climate campaigners set off for Studland Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 68

The Donheads and Shaftesbury celebrate Thomas Hardy with a new festival | We meet the couple who tackle isolation through Shaftesbury Car Link | Semley’s Glad Rags fancy dress shop closes | The American artists who have fallen in love with Shaftesbury | Award success for BV Dairy Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 67

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

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 66

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

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 65

Hi-tech table unveiled at Shaftesbury day centre open day | Bike charity Hope2Cycle, turning unwanted bikes into funding for mental health projects | Shaftesbury author to publish new book on the history of UK forestry | Shaftesbury Carnival appoints first Carnival Prince | The history of Shaftesbury’s shoe scrapers Read More