Andy Hargreaves

Shaftesbury Man Praises Firefighters Who Saved His Bell Street Home

What goes through your mind when you discover that your house is on fire? Rob Neely tells Alfred that he was ‘in a total panic’ when he saw the flames shoot down his stairs on Sunday evening.

Read More

Shaftesbury Broadcasters Johnnie And Tiggy Walker Pay Tribute To Their Friend Gordon Haskell

Johnnie and Tiggy Walker have much to thank Shaftesbury musician Gordon Haskell for. The singer-songwriter brought the couple together.

Read More

A Reptile Study Begins At Motcombe Meadows

A year-long study will reveal which reptiles are living in Motcombe’s Meadows.

Read More

Apple Day Stories – How Shaftesbury Residents Created Enmore Green’s Community Orchard

It’s the 30th anniversary of Apple Day, an event celebrating the range of local apple varieties available across the UK and the customs and traditions associated with them.

Read More

Shaftesbury Poet – Catherine Simmons With Her Apple Day Anniversary Verse

Alfred presents poetry to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Apple Day, a national celebration of Britain’s diverse range of apples and the traditions associated with the fruit.

Read More

Mary Myers Wardour Smallholding – Keeping Tabs On Wandering Chickens

We head to Wardour for our weekly catch-up with Mary Myers and her friends who share a smallholding.

Read More

Shaftesbury Charity Shop News – Oxfam Bookshop Bargains And Julia’s House Specials

You’ll hear what’s new at Shaftesbury’s Oxfam bookshop with Christopher Price and Erin Hobbs highlights seasonal shelf fillers at our town’s Julia’s house store.

Read More

The Alfred Daily – 21st October 2020

On today’s show: Shaftesbury fire crew thanked for saving home | Reptile study at Motcombe Meadows | Gordon Haskell ‘brought us together’ – Johnnie and Tiggy Walker’s tribute | Celebrating Apple Day at Donkey Field | Shaftesbury poet Catherine Simmonds | Medical centre texts patients to say ‘we’re open’ | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Mary Myers’ Wardour smallholding diary | What’s new at Shaftesbury’s Oxfam bookstore | Lunch on Park Walk in the wind

Low Income Shaftesbury Residents Invited To Use Affordable Groceries Shop

Residents of Shaftesbury and the villages served by the Blackmore Vale GP Practice will be able to shop at a unique, affordable store from next month.

Read More

Shaftesbury Council Considering Multisport Court Following Request By Resident

A netball enthusiast has told Shaftesbury Town Council why we need a multisport court.

Read More