Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 32

Success for Shaftesbury Carnival | The signature that changed Shaftesbury’s history | A Shaftesbury teenager’s public-spirited act is praised | Slimming World boss feared her son would grow up without his mum | Hope brings mental health crisis support to Shaftesbury | Car park protesters at final Shaftesbury Cattle Market

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

Success for Shaftesbury Carnival. Our town’s historic event is voted Best in Wessex. Carnival Chairman, Rich Mullins, shares his thoughts on the club’s 2018 success. (00:41)

An Abbey researcher uncovers the signature that altered Shaftesbury forever. Stuart Edwards explains how he’s tracked down an important document as he looks into the life of the Abbey’s last Abbess. And we preview the Museum’s future makeover. (06:21)

A Shaftesbury musician praises our public-spirited town after he’s reunited with a valuable saxophone he accidentally left on the street. (13:58)

Shaftesbury’s Slimming World boss says that her kids would be without their mum if it wasn’t for her weight loss group. Charlene Higgins tells her moving story. (16:13)

Mental health crisis help will be offered in Shaftesbury, so locals won’t be told to travel to the south of the county for support. Alfred talks with the Hope charity’s Eileen Crew and Derek Beer. (21:29)

We meet the protesters who demonstrated outside the final Shaftesbury Cattle Market. Hear why they believe that the loss of the parking spaces presents a problem for Shaftesbury businesses and for the town’s tourism. (26:43)