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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 24

11/15/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: You’ll be asked what you want included in the development, if Shaftesbury Town Council bids to buy the empty Budgens superstore on Bell Street. (00:24) The archaeological survey team from Shaftesbury Abbey’s SAVED project is excited after their radar survey found signs of a settlement under Castle Green. This could be the ‘first glimpse of the Saxon town of Shaftesbury’....

Duration:00:34:14

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 23

11/8/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Shaftesbury was sold in 1919 and a centenary exhibition is planned. Hear why we’re lucky that some plots were taken out of the auction. (00:24) We meet the Shaftesbury artist selling falcon fashion. And Jack Lewis can trace his passion back to Shaftesbury’s founder. (07:29) We uncover the secrets of Compton Abbas Church. Our guide shows us a window that reveals a former village...

Duration:00:32:28

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 22

11/1/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Alfred uncovers the spooky side to Shaftesbury. We tour the passages under Britain’s fifth most haunted hotel and talk with the landlady of the Ship Inn about her resident spirits. (00:30) Signs that the community cares - Motcombe locals restore the village’s historic Dorset finger signposts and road markers. (13:07) We chat with the retired Bishop who will honour a priest who...

Duration:00:31:13

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 21

10/25/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: ‘Project Belle’ announce plans for Shaftesbury’s empty Co-op building. ThisIsAlfred speaks to Jackie Upton King, the group’s Acting Chairman about the community-led bid for the site. (00:35) Alfred spends an evening with Tiffany Longley-Wolff to hear some of the success stories from her Shaftesbury performing arts school. And we visit her brand new, bespoke building to discover...

Duration:00:30:18

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 20

10/18/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: There was a full turnout for Dorset’s toughest running event. We brave the rain to chat with runners and volunteers at Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill 10k. (00:30) A Shaftesbury herbalist launches her plant-based facial oil and it’s already attracted top celebrity attention. We learn about Enchanted Plants’ partnership with Dorset farmers to provide the thirteen plants needed for the...

Duration:00:34:47

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 19

10/11/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: A Shaftesbury artist wins an award with his eco-message ash tree painting. Alfred chats to West Melbury man Gary Cook about his distinctive and beautiful Dorset landscapes. (00.32) Debbie Simmons needs volunteers with vehicles to help socially isolated Shaftesbury residents. Alfred learns more about the Car Link transport service and why it is in such demand. (06:16) A...

Duration:00:34:01

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 18

10/4/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The story behind the Kipling Club’s incredible, award-winning illuminated Shaftesbury Carnival entry. We chat to twins Matt and Steve who have given up most of their spare time on making this brilliant entry. (00:24) We’re out with the judges, choosing Shaftesbury’s most creative window decorations in the Chamber of Commerce contest. (07:42) We visit Ashmore to meet Susanne...

Duration:00:33:28

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 17

9/27/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: A Shaftesbury artist’s Dorset buttons will feature in a Hollywood blockbuster. We hear how Anna McDowell’s craft is encouraging tourists to town. We preview Shaftesbury Carnival with the new Co-Chairman, Rich Mullins. He talks about the aspect of the event that he found most surprising when he took on the role. Alfred meets Myra McDadd, the well-known local writer who has penned...

Duration:00:33:37

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 16

9/20/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Have your apples pressed with a new service offered in The Donheads. How can you make sure your juice tastes great? We meet the co-founder of the Donhead Apple Company and taste the nearest thing to a Shaftesbury apple! Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce unveils a Christmas gift for shoppers and shopkeepers. They’ve secured a free car parking perk. From googlies to Google - A new IT...

Duration:00:32:50

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 15

9/13/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The future vision for Shaftesbury’s Sunday market is revealed. Market operator Steve Dauwalder shares his thoughts and he wants your feedback. (00:25) Hand crafted leather bags named after Shaftesbury area villages. We meet Martin Allen and find out why he continues making his beautiful bags, even though he is losing money. (06:36) Why walkers keep joining Shaftesbury’s fastest...

Duration:00:34:03

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 14

9/5/2018
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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 the North Dorset Business Group speed-networking event at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel. It’s like speed dating, where you’re looking for contacts rather than romance. Organiser Fran Hill teaches us how to make a quick impression. (00:24) A TV archaeology and architecture expert shares the secrets of the loose stones around Shaftesbury’s Abbey Gardens. Jonathan...

Duration:00:32:54

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 13

8/30/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: We tour a business with a bright future, creating stunning wood veneer lightshades. Arabella and Dom Parish’s designs will be exhibited at a Tisbury art gallery soon. Alfred visited their Semley HQ to hear about their inspiration and the couple’s plans for the future. (00:24) Shopkeepers and shoppers can win money to spend in Shaftesbury in a carnival-themed shop window contest....

Duration:00:34:15

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 12

8/22/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: A designer whose work is seen on TV opens a colourful new Shaftesbury store. Alfred meets Georgie Faulkner Bryant on the eve of her opening ‘Decor By Georgie’ on Salisbury Street. (00:25) A 9-year-old Semley schoolgirl sorts out a Shaftesbury litter spot, by writing a letter to the Town Council. Alfred chats with civic-minded Aoife Henty. (08:34) Young artists transform an empty...

Duration:00:32:17

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 11

8/16/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Gold Hill Museum’s Ray Simpson shares the story of a Shaftesbury family who found fame, fortune and infamy in the New World. Ray has researched the Upjohn’s. Some of the family built important public buildings in the USA. The Upjohns helped found a major pharmaceutical company. And one Upjohn executed a notorious outlaw. (00:32) We share some of the things that we learned during...

Duration:00:33:31

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 10

8/9/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: As Shaftesbury Fire station has it’s busiest month, we chat to the crew about the public praise they’ve received. Alfred also learns about the varied duties of our local part-time firefighters and how you can join the team.(00:30) We meet Rosie Leah, the Motcombe author putting North Dorset at the heart of her new medieval murder mystery trilogy. Rosie intends featuring Motcombe,...

Duration:00:34:00

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 9

8/2/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: News to cheer Shaftesbury cheese lovers! A much-loved cheesemonger is coming back to town - and this time she’s going mobile! Alfred talks with Carolyn Hopkins, former manager of Turnbull’s, about cheese choices and the town’s passion for Gorgonzola. (00:25) How West End theatre and Covent Garden opera, relayed live from London, has boosted Motcombe Memorial Hall’s finances....

Duration:00:31:17

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 8

7/25/2018
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sten To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 08 This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: We meet the teenagers creating a sensory garden to enhance a patch of land on Shaftesbury’s Eastern Development. (00:35) The Town Council backs an application to alter the interior of the former Turnbull’s Deli. Councillor Lester Taylor explains why. (05:48) A Shaftesbury grandmother turns ‘supergran’ when she delivers her ninth...

Duration:00:37:30

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 7

7/19/2018
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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 a new Shaftesbury business, The Botanical Candle Company. Amalia Pothecary has combined a High Street retail space for her beautiful candles with an international online sales operation. Alfred spoke to the young entrepreneur and learned why she is a role model for young people in Shaftesbury who have a business idea but don't know how to make their dream a reality....

Duration:00:41:07

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 6

7/11/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Alfred hears about plans to celebrate 70 years of the NHS in Shaftesbury and 30 years of the Westminster Memorial Hospital League of Friends. Matron Helen Lawes wants your pictures and stories and she’s got some interesting tales to share before a big community event! (00:32) Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s summer musical is 'Mack and Mabel'. The show, which runs until 21st July, tells...

Duration:00:34:20

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 5

7/4/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Alfred attended Gold Hill Fair, organised by Shaftesbury’s Rotary Club. Meet the Stalbridge Linen team who arranged the van pull along the High Street and find out who won. (01:02) Also, hear the Shaftesbury Town Silver Band (03.02) and Alfred learns about the folk dance that would have been traditional in Shaftesbury, as we talk to the Bourne River Morris Men. (04.02) We get a...

Duration:00:33:34