Alfred Podcast – Episode 02

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

Keri Jones walks along the White Hart link between Motcombe and Shaftesbury. The latest section of this circular path around North Dorset was launched on Spring Bank Holiday. The walkers were greeted by the Chairman of Motcombe Parish Council and enjoyed a cream tea at the end of the route with the Chairman of Shaftesbury Town Council. You’ll hear how the group hopes this walk will boost our local economy. And you can hear about some of the special places on this 4-mile route, including the Woodland Trust’s Kingsettle Woods.  (Begins at 00.25)

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Alfred Podcast – Episode 01

In this episode:

  • A traditional medieval procession is re-started. Keri Jones goes on the Byzant Procession to offer thanks for water.
  • Dorset Arts Week is underway. Two Shaftesbury artists say it makes a difference to their business. We have tips on how to get the most from open artist studio visits.
  • 3D radar technology is used to try and uncover the secrets of Shaftesbury’s Saxon settlement. We go on location with the archaeologists working with Shaftesbury Abbey.
  • Shaftesbury has a new tourism USP. We meet the woman who suggested the slogan that the town’s tourism groups say they love!