Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 36

How refurbishing Shaftesbury’s loos is changing lives | TV’s Andrew Marr visits Gold Hill | The father and son team photographing our changing High Street | The new Ye Old Two Brewers owners talk about their move to Shaftesbury | The Fontmell Magna mum whose nature blogs is bringing families together

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

Alfred discovers how a project to refurbish Shaftesbury’s Bell Street toilets could change the lives of Guys Marsh Prison inmates. We meet Nikki Dodds and hear about her one-woman social enterprise, Build Love, which will concentrate on North Dorset projects where prisoners can gain new skills. (00:24)

TV’s Andrew Marr has filmed part of a major new BBC TV programme at Gold Hill. Alfred was there to find out more. Mr Marr promised to tell tourists where they could find the iconic view. And the political commentator shared his Brexit outcome prediction. (08:52)

James and Finn McMillan are the father and son team photographing Shaftesbury’s changing High Street. So far, around half of the town centre shops and shop staff have been snapped. James has realised the magnitude of the task and its importance. (14:33)

Alfred chats with Lynne Damalitis, the new landlady of St James’ pub, Ye Olde Two Brewers. Lynne explains why she has moved with her husband Dimitrios to North Dorset. The couple are planning community events that will ensure the pub remains a friendly local and they want to offer a new food choice for Shaftesbury. (21:19)

We meet Kim Masters, the Fontmell Magna mum whose nature blog, Beyond The Garden Fence, is bring families together in the beautiful Dorset countryside. (28:26)