• The Alfred Daily – 21st October 2020

    On today’s show: Shaftesbury fire crew thanked for saving home | Reptile study at Motcombe Meadows | Gordon Haskell ‘brought us together’ – Johnnie and Tiggy Walker’s tribute | Celebrating Apple Day at Donkey Field | Shaftesbury poet Catherine Simmonds | Medical centre texts patients to say ‘we’re open’ | Shaftesbury what’s ons | Mary Myers’ Wardour smallholding diary | What’s new at Shaftesbury’s Oxfam bookstore | Lunch on Park Walk in the wind

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