Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 74

71-year-old Shaftesbury man joins round-the-world yacht race | Experts hired to revitalise Shaftesbury’s Sunday market | The Tourist Information Centre may soon run out of money. They want funding and the Mayor has suggested moving locations to save cash | A Shaftesbury internet company launches a unique free promotion for Dorset producers | Professional story teller Jane Flood previews her Grosvenor Arms event devoted to the stories of the women of Camelot

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

Tim Chappell has faced some challenges recently. He has lost his life savings and has been diagnosed with Asperger’s. Days after his 71st birthday he is embarking on his greatest challenge – to race around the world for charity. He knows how dangerous this is. (00:27)

Shaftesbury Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce have been to Frome to ask for help in enhancing our monthly Sunday market. Alfred hears what they have in mind. (09:15)

The Tourist Information Centre boss asks for help to prevent the TIC closing, due to a lack of funding. If cash can’t be found by 2021, the Mayor has suggested moving the service to another building. Alfred hears more. (15:40)

Alfred meets professional storyteller Jane Flood. She will share stories about the women of Camelot at the Grosvenor Arms next week. Jane talks about her fascinating career and reveals what she has learned about the Arthurian legend. (25:12)

Shaftesbury-based marketing and website business Chain Digital is offering experts unique and free ways to promote our local food and craft producers online. Alfred chats with Jim Chetwode. (33:53)