Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 15

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The future vision for Shaftesbury’s Sunday market. / Meet the craftsman creating handcrafted leather bags named after Shaftesbury area villages. / Walkers keep joining Shaftesbury’s fastest growing community group. / We’ll find out why clipboard-bearing volunteers are questioning visitors. / A Shaftesbury artist can’t always get a full night’s sleep. We meet Karren Burkett as she opens her Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery exhibition, soon after the well-attended Town Hall Art Fair.

Full details of this week’s podcast:

The future vision for Shaftesbury’s Sunday market is revealed. Market operator Steve Dauwalder shares his thoughts and he wants your feedback. (00:25)

Hand crafted leather bags named after Shaftesbury area villages. We meet Martin Allen and find out why he continues making his beautiful bags, even though he is losing money. (06:36)

Why walkers keep joining Shaftesbury’s fastest growing community group. Alfred goes for a fast stride around our hilltop town with the new Walking For Health group. (13:36)

We’ll find out why clipboard-bearing volunteers are questioning visitors to Shaftesbury. You may have seen tourists being quizzed on Gold Hill. (22:24)

A Shaftesbury artist says the secret of her success is accepting that she can’t always get a full night’s sleep. We meet Karren Burkett as she opens her Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery exhibition, soon after the well-attended inaugural Town Hall Art Fair. (25:16)