Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 43

The Shaftesbury Abbey team share some of their recent archaeological finds | Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s experimental comedy is a first | Bee friendly planting for Salisbury Street Green | Gold Hill Museum marks the centenary of the year that Shaftesbury was sold three times | Plans proposed for reducing traffic congestion on the High Street

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

The Shaftesbury Abbey team share some of their recent archaeological dig finds and their plans for the future at their 2019 opening. (00:26)

Shaftesbury audiences are offered a new experience with the Arts Centre’s staging of an experimental play. We watch rehearsals for ‘Audience’ and chat to the director and cast. (11:20)

Shaftesbury Town Council takes on new land at the side of Salisbury Street. They plan to encourage bees and wildlife to the open space through the sort of flowers they plant. (18:48)

Gold Hill Museum remembers the year, 100 years ago, when Shaftesbury was sold three times. As you might imagine, that caused major upheaval. And historian Matthew Tagney highlights some Shaftesbury area place names that appeared on the older maps and sale documents that have fallen out of use. (21:54)

Shaftesbury Town councillors are unconvinced by High Street traffic proposals, suggested by Dorset Highways. But some residents are demanding action before there’s an accident in ‘The Narrows’. (29:29)