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Hilltop History – Episode 16

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

On this week’s programme:

  • In reflecting on what made her home town the place that it is, Cath Toogood speculates on the intended use of the legendary tunnels – were the naughty nuns having a little fun?
  • Claire Ryley discusses a model of 14th century Shaftesbury with Nick Crump, which shows that some things are still in the same place but many have changed – and St James’ was certainly not a desirable place to live!
  • In telling Chris Goodinge about post war building in the town, Don Cutler indicates some interesting changes to the High Street and reveals the place where individual builders’ names have been recorded for posterity.