Episodes: Masonry

The Danish Ladies Writing Bestselling Books About Shaftesbury

If you walked into Copenhagen’s equivalent of Waterstones, you’d quickly spot three books about North Dorset. Authors Hanne Tang Christensen and Liv Bentsen have delighted Danish readers with stories of Shaftesbury life. Alfred’s Keri Jones met ‘The Danish Ladies’ at their home in our town.

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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

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Shaftesbury Council Can’t Take On Cycle Speedway Project But Suggests Alternative

Shaftesbury Town councillors have decided they can’t take on and develop the Rotary Club’s cycle speedway track, proposed for Wincombe recreation ground. But councillors want to discuss working with the fundraisers to create a non-specialist community cycling facility in The Maltings area.

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Outdoor ‘Music In The Park’ Event To Return To Shaftesbury For Fringe

A free outdoor daytime music and performance festival will be held in St James Park as part of next year’s Shaftesbury Fringe. It is hoped the event on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July will boost attendance of England’s third largest fringe.

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Your Chance To Quiz Shaftesbury’s Next MP About His Climate Emergency Plans

If a local politician’s response to the climate emergency influences your general election vote, you might want to book a seat at a Shaftesbury Town Hall debate on 21st November. Four men, each hoping to become Shaftesbury’s next Member of Parliament, will share their environmental credentials and answer questions.

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The Former Police Inspector From The Donheads Assisting Extinction Rebellion At Protests

Donheads-based environmental campaigner, Richard Ecclestone, has appeared on Sky News and BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire Show recently. He has joined Extinction Rebellion’s action, trying to ensure police and protestors behave within the law. His previous job as a Police Inspector, has interested the media.

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New Shaftesbury Acoustic Nights Launched To Encourage Emerging Local Talent

An experienced Shaftesbury-based musician is hoping to encourage fresh talent with his new, regular acoustic nights. Paul Maryon told ThisIsAlfred that he has chosen a venue offering a supportive environment for fledgling performers who are finding their feet.

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The Shaftesbury Invention That Turned A Singer Into An Eco-Entrepreneur

The creator of an eco-friendly modular building system, favoured by prestigious British companies, is making Shaftesbury his research and development base.

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Shaftesbury Hospital League Of Friends Crowdsource Cash For Electric Vehicles

Shaftesbury’s Hospital League of Friends helpers have devised an innovative way of raising funds for two new electric vehicles. The volunteers want locals to purchase the transport piece-by-piece.

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The Couple Who Want Shaftesbury To Remain 5G Mobile Free, For Now

A group of Shaftesbury residents wants the Town Council to call a public meeting to discuss concerns over the introduction of 5G mobile networks. Opponents claim that 5G could cause cancer, but public health agencies say UK safety standards are met.

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Outdoor Leader Offers Shaftesbury Visitors Adventures On Electric Bikes

A Motcombe outdoor leader is helping visitors discover the stunning scenery of Shaftesbury and the Cranborne Chase on two wheels. Dan French is applying his experiences from his award-winning Exmoor Adventures to his new North Dorset-based adventure business.

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An Award Nomination For Shaftesbury Celebrant Elizabeth Tricks

More people are choosing non-religious services to mark life’s milestone events. Alfred meets Shaftesbury’s own celebrant, Elizabeth Tricks, who explains how she started in this career and how a celebrant can enhance your special occasion.

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