Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 09

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

News to cheer Shaftesbury cheese lovers! A much-loved cheesemonger is coming back to town – and this time she’s going mobile! Alfred talks with Carolyn Hopkins, former manager of Turnbull’s, about cheese choices and the town’s passion for Gorgonzola. (00:25)

How West End theatre and Covent Garden opera, relayed live from London, has boosted Motcombe Memorial Hall’s finances. Alfred attends the meeting where villagers debate the proposals for a second hall. (06:22)

There’s free yoga in Shaftesbury on Saturdays throughout August. The organiser guarantees that you’ll feel better. Find out why she’s doing it and how Kirsty could improve your life. (11:04)

New good causes will get cash from Shaftesbury Carnival. Alfred chats with co-chairman Derek Beer. And Derek offers tips on how to drum up volunteer support. (15:35)

Shaftesbury oldest known artefact, found on Castle Hill, could be 500 million years older than previously thought. Alfred chats with Somerset and Dorset Finds Liaison Officer, Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, the expert who dated it. (19:23)

What’s next for the Melbury Abbas campaign to stop lorries blocking the narrow road through the village? Alfred chats with campaign leader William Kenealy about the support locals have received, what the group has learned and what can be done to deal with the HGVs. (22:05)