Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 80

We meet Semley’s Compton McRae grocers | Shaftesbury’s Death Café is seeking a venue | The walking stick maker and coppicer Alex Huxley | Home-Start North Dorset explain why they’re recruiting in Shaftesbury

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

Alfred meets two former high-fliers who have travelled the world pursuing their passion for food before starting a grocery shop in Semley in June. Sam and Bill of Compton McRae share their story and their plans for the future. (00:27)

Shaftesbury has hosted its first Death Café sessions. Organiser Nicola Donaldson explains what happens at the events and appeals for a new host venue. (11:17)

Semley walking stick maker and coppicer Alex Huxley explains how his famous relatives encouraged his love of the countryside and inspired his interest in this ancient woodworking craft. (17:31)

Home-Start North Dorset say that they have supported several families who feel isolated on the new Shaftesbury estate. Alfred hears how the charity helps new parents and why they are recruiting more volunteers. (25:26)