Alfred Podcast – Episode 05

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

Alfred attended Gold Hill Fair, organised by Shaftesbury’s Rotary Club. Meet the Stalbridge Linen team who arranged the van pull along the High Street and find out who won. (01:02)

Also, hear the Shaftesbury Town Silver Band (03.02) and Alfred learns about the folk dance that would have been traditional in Shaftesbury, as we talk to the Bourne River Morris Men. (04.02)

We get a musical preview of Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s summer play, ‘Mack and Mabel’. (06.00)

Shaftesbury Fringe is England’s third largest fringe festival. Its co-chairman thanks Shaftesbury for its success and we chat to some of the acts who have agreed to return in 2019. (08.36)

We hear from Councillor Lester Taylor about the Town Council vote, which he hopes will keep the town’s Westminster Hospital earmarked as a community resource. (16.31)

The Maltings area will host Shaftesbury’s first ‘Jumble Trail’. This event will offer plenty of bargains, but its organiser is also hoping it will help forge new friendships on the estate. (22.21)

We’ll be back! The Tibetan Monks will return for a third visit. They enjoyed a warm Shaftesbury welcome during their weeklong residency at Gold Hill Museum. (25.40)

How’s our High Street doing? We ask the boss of Reeve The Baker! And you’ll hear what item sells best in his Shaftesbury shop. (29.09)