Alfred has previously featured the tragic wartime story of the Weir family from Shaftesbury.
Wing Commander Graham Weir and his two sons were killed in the Second World War. They’re commemorated on the Enmore Green memorial, along with nineteen local men lost in the Great War.
When they moved to Shaftesbury from Andover in 1938, the Weirs were a family of six. In a very practical way, Anna and Diana, the sisters of Flying Officer Nigel Weir and Major John Weir, fought their own war – before and after their brothers and their father were killed, as Alfred’s Alex Wynter has been finding out for our new, weekly Hilltop History show.