Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 77

Why celebs including Paul McCartney stopped at Shaftesbury’s 24-hour café in the 1960s | The Glastonbury performers returning to Park Walk next year | Shaftesbury singer Samantha is picked to sing Coca Cola Christmas advert | We meet Motcombe explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell

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

Why Paul McCartney and Leo Sayer were amongst the celebrities who stopped at Shaftesbury’s 24-hour café in the 1960s. Alfred speaks with Mike Farrow. His family ran the business on the Sherborne Causeway. (00:27)

Alfred meets the Glastonbury performers who will return to Park Walk to perform their jazz music from Easter. We chat with John Cockle and Richard Lonnon and hear some of the compliments the men have received for their summertime jazz sessions. (08:50)

We meet the Shaftesbury singer who has been chosen as the voice of Coca Cola’s Christmas advert in Eastern Europe. (14:24)

Motcombe explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell CBE founded Operation Raleigh. He shares his thoughts on climate change, Motcombe’s voles, Shaftesbury’s shop workers and explains how a joke shop purchase could save your life in the jungle. (18:37)