Podcast

The Alfred Daily – 19th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Arts Centre encourages art displays around town | Emergency timetable challenges for Motcombe bus passengers | Gary Cook’s paintings are keeping people positive | The Appleby boys cycle around Shaftesbury | Our weekly Wardour smallholding stories | Poetry with Richard Foreman | Hairy Footed bees on Tanyard Lane

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 97

On this week’s podcast: Hope and thanks from the BV Dairy director, home after a stay in ICU | Our town is one of the best places to see next week’s meteor shower | Shaftesbury runners supporting a village pub | Shaftesbury hospital staff served pub grub treat | Shaftesbury fire crew seek snaps of local heroes

The Alfred Daily – 18th April 2020

On today’s show: Fewer coronavirus cases so far in Shaftesbury | Our town is one of the best places to see next week’s meteor shower | Creative ways we’re showing support for carers | Kate and Karen on making their kids cringe | Claire Ryley on infamous Shaftesbury historic figures | Art on-the-air with Percy Lizzard | Paul Merefield’s pub quiz | Nick Crump records St Peter’s Church bells

The Alfred Daily – 17th April 2020

On today’s show: Dorset garden waste services to start again | Hospital Friends chairman appeals for holiday home for staff | Attacks on Dorset key workers rise during lockdown | Shaftesbury man featured in national papers | Shaftesbury runners supporting village pub | Hiking with Heather Whitehead | Relaxing sounds of stream near St James’ Common

The Alfred Daily – 16th April 2020

On today’s show: Driving from Shaftesbury to Duncliffe for exercise is allowed says police chief | Shaftesbury hospital staff served pub grub treat | Hall and Woodhouse chairman on pubs reopening | Wife of Shaftesbury cancer patient urges ‘stay at home’ | Dorset Council wants you to report fly tipping | A Melbury Abbas councillor’s snake challenge | Medicinal herbalists Julie Wood on lesser celandine | Hartgrove writer Barclay Johnson | Nick Crump captures dusk at Shaftesbury’s Wilderness

The Alfred Daily – 15th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury Council to buy PPE for health and care workers | Free counselling for Shaftesbury area NHS staff | Phone support if your mental wellbeing is affected by lockdown | Semley’s canine behaviour expert on avoiding dog distress | Helping Shaftesbury’s charity shops with a quiz | Where in Shaftesbury? | Wildlife gardening with Dirty Nails

The Alfred Daily – 14th April 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury fire crew seek snaps of local heroes | Lockdown could help locals value indy shops | Mum thanks two men who assisted her after injury | Reeves the Baker returns with pop-up shop | Community choir sing through self-isolation | Andrea Jenkins’ gardening journal | Cath Toogood recalls more 1950s Shaftesbury shops | Sunset at St John’s churchyard

The Alfred Daily – 13th April 2020

On today’s show: Easter Sunday Shaftesbury fire | Town councillor buys PPE for shop and care staff | The Friends of Breach Common are back | Neil Adlam’s Tree of Note | We should say thanks to North Dorset’s farmers – David Kerswell | The Italian pharmacist in love with Shaftesbury | Nick Andrews’ plant choice is on Raspberry Lane | Amber Harrison’s quiz | Daybreak at Enmore Green’s orchard

The Alfred Daily – 12th April 2020

On today’s show: BV Dairy director home after COVID-19 ICU stay | Singsongs and sunsets are getting Abbeyfield residents through the lockdown | The Appleby twins take us on a bike ride east of Shaftesbury | Nell Dixon makes sweet treats for Easter | Karen and Kate chat over the garden fence

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 96

On this week’s podcast: Traditional red post sign proposed for Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury family recreate lost week on the coast with caravan in garden | More rooftop gigs planned for Bimport | Adventurer who faced bubonic plague praises Motcombe villagers | Did a meteorite hit a Shaftesbury home? | The Ashmore jigsaw maker facing huge demand