From Roof Tops To Retail – Thatcher Clive Carter’s New Shaftesbury Shop

A long-established town centre gift shop is under new, local management.

Former thatcher Clive Carter has bought Blackfoot gifts on Shaftesbury High Street. Clive tells Alfred why the pandemic has ended his long association with the traditional roofing craft.

Clive Carter

Planning a new business during the lockdown has been tough. Clive says one of his greatest challenges has been in dealing with banks. His current Shaftesbury bank has not accepted any new bank accounts since the pandemic started and they told him to go elsewhere! But banks appear unwilling to help.