Donheads Wedding Organiser Calls For COVID Clarity For Event Businesses

Wedding planner Rosie Barrett is based in Donhead St Mary. Rosie tells Alfred how much money has been lost to the Shaftesbury area economy because her 2020 events have been cancelled.

John Brickell’s Melbury Lions Cycle Speedway Memories

In the late 1940s and 1950s, cycle speedway was the big weekend event in the Shaftesbury area.

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Shaftesbury Business Park Blooming With Wildflowers And Butterflies

A corner of a Shaftesbury business park is now a colourful and vibrant space, bursting with wildflowers and filled with butterflies and insects.

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Former Half Moon Pub Quizmaster On His Post Lockdown Challenges

David Morton is a professional pub quiz host, but he faces challenges as the hospitality industry starts to reopen.

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The Alfred Daily – 6th August 2020

On today’s show: Donheads wedding organiser calls for COVID clarity | Wildflower planting at a Shaftesbury business park | Melbury Lions cycle speedway memories | Pub quizmaster’s post lockdown challenge | Shaftesbury poet Richard Foreman | Wrens at Fontmell Down

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 112

A High Street retail expert reviews Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury’s special church bells | Restoring finger post signs in East Melbury | Shaftesbury’s new vineyard     

Restoring Finger Post Signs At East Melbury’s Fine Art Foundry

Alfred visits Stephen Coles of Coles Castings in East Melbury to see how he’s restoring Dorset’s traditional round-topped metal finger post signs.

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How Shaftesbury Area Farmers Are Helping To Boost Barn Owl Numbers

Dorset Council farm tenants are helping to boost barn owl numbers in the area.

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New House Building Target Could Put North Dorset Countryside At Risk

The Dorset branch of the countryside charity, CPRE, warns that Dorset Council and BCP’s annual homebuilding target could be increased by 48%.

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The Mystery Of The Motcombe Signpost Censor

Someone has gone to a great deal of effort in covering up part of a footpath sign in Motcombe.

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