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Alfred is a weekly podcast celebrating good news and interesting stories from Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire.

Alfred is a weekly podcast celebrating good news and interesting stories from Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire.
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Alfred is a weekly podcast celebrating good news and interesting stories from Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire.

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English

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+441747858261


Episodes

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 66

9/13/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Alfred meets the Motcombe thatcher who re-roofed a Gold Hill cottage this summer. Ed Coney tells us that one type of bird causes problems for his profession and he addresses misunderstandings about the craft. (00:26) Christopher Oram’s life changed after his Twitter post was featured by news organisations all over the world. We hear how this Shaftesbury resident juggled his...

Duration:00:35:45

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 65

9/6/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Alfred visits Tricuro’s Shaftesbury day centre to see how local people with dementia are benefitting from a new, hi-tech table funded by our community. (00:26) If you need a bike, or want your cycle repaired, you should head to Hope2Cycle. Alfred called in on the volunteers at their Longmead base and heard how their cycle sales help fund mental health projects. (09:03) Alfred...

Duration:00:35:08

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 64

8/30/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Going full circle - the fifty-mile White Hart Link walk is open all the way to Shaftesbury. Alfred met the walkers and their special guest who strode from Fontmell Magna to a civic reception at Gold Hill Museum. (00:26) Three school friends launch a movie to tackle mental health issue. Alfred hears about the Headstrong Project. (08:16) Renovations are planned for a run-down...

Duration:00:35:33

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 63

8/23/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The boss of Shaftesbury’s new Italian restaurant shares his cooking credentials. We meet the man who will manage San Tonino on Mustons Lane. (00:26) Alfred meets Jack Lever, the Shaftesbury firefighter who will help you fight the flab in his new fitness facility. (06:50) As Shaftesbury plans its 2020 VE Day 75th anniversary commemorations we talk to Robert Mullins, who remembers...

Duration:00:34:46

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 62

8/16/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Why a social media influencer with 270,000 fans is opening a Shaftesbury High Street business. Alfred chats with Marte Marie Forsberg. (00:27) The Tourist Information Centre boss explains his building’s new opinion-splitting paint job. There is a local connection with the choice of colour, says David Taylor. (12:17) The challenge of repairing Shaftesbury’s historic and ceremonial...

Duration:00:33:59

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 61

8/9/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Archaeologists uncover ‘find of the dig’ as six-week Shaftesbury Abbey excavations come to an end. (00:27) Abbotts is moving after 64 years – and its new owner wants your ideas. Alfred talks with greengrocer Ross Townsend. (10:10) Residents say an outdoor event on The Maltings has highlighted the need for a community facility on the estate. Alfred went along to one of the Monday...

Duration:00:35:56

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 60

8/2/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: From boardroom to bookstores nationwide, Alfred chats to the BV Dairy director who is now a published author. Harry Cowan reveals a surprising fact - he’s only read a couple of books during his lifetime. (00:24) Alfred hears about a huge Shaftesbury art auction to raise funds for women and children affected by abuse. (09:41) St John’s Hill residents have started a Facebook group...

Duration:00:36:14

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 59

7/26/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: A pensioner returns to Shaftesbury to visit the scene of a horrific accident. At the age of 13, Eric Coombs was shot when a gun went off in a military exhibition inside Shaftesbury Town Hall. (00:26) Work begins on a £100,000 Shaftesbury Arts Centre makeover but there’s been a surprise. The sprung dance floor will cost more than originally anticipated. We chat to Chairman Jenny...

Duration:00:35:31

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 58

7/19/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: We chat with the local author of a new nature book that will put our town in the spotlight. Brigit Strawbridge gives us an insight into her first publication and reveals how Shaftesbury will be featured prominently. (00:24) Why charity trustees need cash to transform an historic Shaftesbury almshouse. We learn about the history of Chubbs Almshouse and future plans on our tour with...

Duration:00:34:15

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 57

7/12/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Organisers are delighted with the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe and they confirm the festival’s 2020 dates. We chat with some of the artists, including the oldest performer, headlining comedian Cally Beaton and ‘I’m A Celebrity’ and Talk Radio star Iain Lee. (00:26) What would you call the four streets planned for Shaftesbury’s new estate? Your ideas are requested ASAP! Redrow has...

Duration:00:31:08

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 56

7/5/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Shaftesbury Primary School has a new approach to teaching that could improve pupils’ life chances. We chat to Headteacher Paul Lavis and members of the PTA who are backing this new initiative. (00:27) Alfred hears how the town’s new Swifts Group wants to ensure that these birds, which have been here since King Alfred’s time, remain a feature of Shaftesbury’s summertime into the...

Duration:00:36:20

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 55

6/28/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Shaftesbury cycle speedway could launch on Wincombe Recreational Field within a year. We chat with Rotarian Tony Morgan about the history of these bike events in North Dorset and what how he wants the community to drive the project forward. He says the funding is secured. (00:27) A Shaftesbury historic café reopens as a tearoom and tapas bar. Alfred meets the man running King...

Duration:00:36:22

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 54

6/21/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The Shaftesbury D-Day veteran hailed a hero, 75 years since he last set foot in Normandy. We meet Bill Ridgewell and hear why he felt guilty about the Allied action in northern France until he returned to the area earlier this month. (00:27) Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce's new Chairman reveals her vision for a vibrant hilltop town. Virginia Edwyn Jones wants a conversation with...

Duration:00:35:13

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 53

6/14/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Alfred meets the Semley tree-climbing expert touring England’s summer festivals. We spend the morning at Stourhead, where Mark Hawes is giving some Motcombe schoolchildren the opportunity of scaling a tulip tree. He explains how he left the London rat-race for a new life in the Shaftesbury area. And Mark says that his business is reaching new heights! (00:24) Tales of Peking to...

Duration:00:35:47

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 52

6/7/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Shaftesbury advert is ‘part of national heritage’ says Hovis boss. The classic 1973 Hovis ‘boy on the bike’ ad has been remastered and will be played on national television for a month. Alfred talks with Hovis director, Jeremy Gibson and Robin Baker, head curator of the British Film Institute. (00:26) Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for Shaftesbury’s Steps in Time dance group....

Duration:00:32:37

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 51

5/31/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The new Shaftesbury Café Club that’s being set up prevent people from feeling lonely. Alfred meets the woman bringing Coffee Companions to Shaftesbury. (00:24) Dorset Council turns down a new estate at Enmore Green. Alfred reports from the packed meeting, where campaigners were surprised by the new council’s decision but also delighted that the Shaftesbury Slopes will stay green -...

Duration:00:34:40

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 50

5/24/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: A plastic-free town initiative launches in Shaftesbury. Alfred talks with Planet Shaftesbury’s Maude Chappell about the goals the environmental action group must meet to gain accreditation from assessing body, Surfers Against Sewage. And you’ll hear what businesses will be encouraged to do. (00:20) The miracle-working nuns of Minsk are planning a Shaftesbury choral concert at St...

Duration:00:34:15

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 49

5/17/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Jasper goes faster! A better time for last year’s Gold Hill Cheese Race winner. Alfred reports from a packed Shaftesbury Food Festival and tours the town during the traditional Byzant Procession, too. (00:24) How Brexit Is affecting Shaftesbury’s Oxfam bookshop. Alfred meets the volunteers hoping to turn around a downturn in donations. And we hear how much some rarer items have...

Duration:00:36:19

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 48

5/10/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Shaftesbury's youngest councillor is elected following a tiebreak drama. Alfred chats with 21-year old Matthew Welch, who wants the Town Council to engage better with the entire town. (00:24) The Shaftesbury sports club that is so sociable, half of its membership go on holiday together. Alfred visits Shaftesbury Bowling Club for its open weekend. Bowls are considered an older...

Duration:00:34:55

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 47

5/3/2019
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: A groundbreaking move for Ansty’s May Day event. Alfred is there for the celebrations as the village crowns its first May King in 400 years. (00:26) Two craftsmen thank their supporters after their workshops were destroyed in Easter Sunday’s fire at Melbury Business Park. We speak to Darren Wheeler and Peter Port who lost everything but received a huge and ‘humbling’ amount of...

Duration:00:35:02