Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 81

The devastating West Melbury fire, six months on | A Shaftesbury man runs a marathon up and down Gold Hill | Something fishy is going on in the foyer at Ludwell Primary | Hundreds more names added to Shaftesbury’s Great War records.

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

Alfred meets Kevin Aston, the man who ran a marathon up and down Gold Hill to raise money for a Shaftesbury charity. (00:26)

Shaftesbury wood turner Darren Wheeler tells us how he is rebuilding his life after the devastating West Melbury blaze. (6:50)

A new, creative school collaboration – we head to Higher Green Farm in Twyford and chat with much-loved Shaftesbury artist Des Alner, for a sneak preview of the mural he’s created with pupils of Ludwell Primary School. (14:10)

Gold Hill museum volunteer Chris Stupples reveals the extent of his painstaking research into Shaftesbury during The Great War. Chris explains how he’s added hundreds of names to our town’s war record. (23:50)