Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 23

An exhibition to mark 100 years since the sale of Shaftesbury | The Shaftesbury artist selling fashion for falcons | The secrets of Compton Abbas Church | Another festive market for Shaftesbury | Why a new Shaftesbury housing estate was refused planning permission

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

Shaftesbury was sold in 1919 and a centenary exhibition is planned. Hear why we’re lucky that some plots were taken out of the auction. (00:24)

We meet the Shaftesbury artist selling falcon fashion. And Jack Lewis can trace his passion back to Shaftesbury’s founder. (07:29)

We uncover the secrets of Compton Abbas Church. Our guide shows us a window that reveals a former village industry. (15:24)

Another event for your Christmas Calendar! The Mitre is planning a festive market. (25:14)

A 170-home Shaftesbury housing estate is refused permission. Hear about the design changes demanded by the Council and why the developer’s plan for the A350 proved popular. (27:34)