Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 73

Locals share their stories at packed Shaftesbury Remembers event | Why there’s free tea and cake at the Abbey View Medical Centre | Sue Clifford on a special Shaftesbury souvenir that’s been reissued after almost two decades | Round-Britain barefoot runner Anna McNuff runs up Gold Hill | Dorset Mind’s new mental wellbeing project for Shaftesbury

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

Dozens of people shared their stories about the town’s past at the best-attended ‘Shaftesbury Remembers’ event so far. Alfred was there to hear how waiting for car crashes on a notorious bend was once a spectator sport. (00:26)

How free tea and cake at the Abbey View Medical Centre on Tuesdays could cut Shaftesbury’s surgery waiting times. (11.13)

Sue Clifford chats about a special Shaftesbury souvenir, reissued after almost two decades. And why it is set to sell out. (23:08)

She was wearing no shoes as she ascended Gold Hill. We meet round-Britain barefoot runner Anna McNuff and hear why she stopped in Shaftesbury. (26:14)

Alfred attended the launch of a new Dorset Mind mental wellbeing project, where the town decides what support it wants. (29:12)