Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 30

Praise as precious lost pictures are returned to a Shaftesbury 93-year-old | New Year’s honours for Motcombe’s ‘King and Queen’ | The challenge of creating a Motcombe to Shaftesbury cycleway | Why the road through Melbury Abbas will close for 12 weeks | Loved and loathed – the life of Dorset woman Marie Stopes

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

Praise for Shaftesbury locals from a 93-year old, after his precious photos are returned with his lost wallet. Tony Hawkins is delighted. And there’s great news about his Town Hall tea dances, too! (00:23)

New Year’s honours for Motcombe’s ‘King and Queen’. Alfred chats with Liz Pocock, BEM and John Blashford-Snell, CBE. (04:13)

An uphill struggle – the challenge of creating a cycleway between Motcombe and Shaftesbury. Alfred talks with Shaftesbury councillor John Lewer and Motcombe councillor Peter Mouncey about an off-road bike link. (12:14)

Why a busy North Dorset road will close for three months. Dorset County Council hopes that technology will stop the traffic jams and delays for drivers in Melbury Abbas. (20:00)

Dr Marie Stopes – the Dorset woman who changed opinion on parenting and relationships. And why she was both loved and loathed. We preview a Shaftesbury lecture about her life. (30:16)