Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 94

Reaction as NHS staff applauded in Shaftesbury | Helping rare species return to Breach Common | Shaftesbury author Karen Dickson | Revisit Cranborne Chase in 1975 | Shaftesbury businesswoman is on a magazine front cover

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

Shaftesbury ambulance worker reacts to her hometown applauding NHS staff. (00:27)

Clearing up Breach Common’s ponds to encourage a rare reptile’s return. Alfred hears how the appearance of this treasured Shaftesbury community space could change in the future. (04:10)

From selling books at WHSmiths, to getting her new novel on their shelves – Shaftesbury author Karen Dickson talks about her book. She tells Alfred how she has had to rise above initial rejection. (13:33)

The Cranborne Chase time capsule – hundreds of photos from 1975 go online. (19:29)

Why the owner of a Shaftesbury shop, Lucy Barfoot, is on a magazine’s front cover. (23:36)