Podcast

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 78

Cann’s award winning and historic flour mill | Shaftesbury’s Little Giants supporting children with special needs | The anti-terrorism cop who switched to Christmas tree sales | Shaftesbury cellist Emily Burridge and her fight for an Amazon tribe Read More

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

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

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 75

First speakers announced for Shaftesbury’s new literary festival | The Shaftesbury invention that saved a professional singer after the financial crash | Shaftesbury hospital gets creative crowdsourcing cash for new vehicles | New acoustic nights to encourage emerging local musicians | More overseas tourists seem to be visiting Shaftesbury Read More

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