Hilltop History – Episode 14

Listen to Alfred’s Hilltop History programme, presented by Elaine Barratt.

On this week’s programme:

  • Bob Kelley’s mum may have been an afterthought and small in stature but she evidently made quite an impression on people. He gives an account of her early years and arrival in Shaftesbury.
  • A damaged spur found on Castle Hill and now on display in Gold Hill Museum is from a period of turmoil in England, as Claire Ryley tells Nick Crump.
  • Rosie King gives the lowdown on some 14th century nuns who were quite a handful: their scandalous antics in the town caught the attention of some powerful men.
  • Gloria Alford recollects the Christmas as a child when she had to make her own present.