Hilltop History – Episode 8

Listen to episode 8 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Elaine Barratt.

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Shaftesbury Cousins Jackie And Jeanette Share 60s And 70s Memories

Cousins Jackie Spiteri and Jeanette Hardiman share their memories of growing up in 1960s and 1970s Shaftesbury.

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Retired Shaftesbury Bus Driver Alan Stainer Shares His Memories

84-year-old Shaftesbury resident Alan Stainer used to drive the double-decker bus between Shaftesbury and Bournemouth.

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Plans To Mark Four Centuries Of Shaftesbury Button-Making

In the 17th century, 4,000 people in the Shaftesbury area were employed making buttons.

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Hilltop History – The Historic Sideboard That Brought Visitors To Shaftesbury

Bob Kelley tells the story of a unique and very valuable piece of furniture, which was once used to promote Shaftesbury.

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Peter Stanier On The Story Behind Shaftesbury’s Cast Iron Grave Markers

We’re used to seeing gravestones in our churchyards and cemeteries. But have you paid much attention to cast iron markers?

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Hilltop History – Was There A Castle On Shaftesbury’s Castle Hill?

Was there a castle on Shaftesbury’s Castle Hill? Alfred’s Alex Wynter has been investigating.

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Hilltop History – Episode 7

Listen to episode 7 of Alfred’s weekly ‘Hilltop History’ show, presented by Ann Taylor. Read More

May Day Traditions In Shaftesbury And Ansty

Alfred marks May Day with music and an insight into the ancient celebration.

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