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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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 4

6/27/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The Hilltop Litter Pickers voluntarily keep our town tidy. And now the thirty-strong group has been given the first ever Rachel Caldwell Award in recognition of their service. We meet the group, learn what they do and hear their ideas on how to drastically reduce litter. And where are Shaftesbury’s litter hot spots? (00.30) A group of Shaftesbury creative writers has written a...

Duration:00:33:33

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 3

6/17/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Shaftesbury will celebrate our High Street’s special qualities this summer. The town’s Chamber Of Commerce is launching a new hashtag and window stickers promoting #IndyShaftesbury. Chamber Chairman David Perry reveals how many Shaftesbury traders are independent and explains why this is so important for our town’s economy. Independent traders helps attract tourists, too! (Begins...

Duration:00:30:54

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 2

6/9/2018
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This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Keri Jones walks along the White Hart link between Motcombe and Shaftesbury. The latest section of this circular path around North Dorset was launched on Spring Bank Holiday. The walkers were greeted by the Chairman of Motcombe Parish Council and enjoyed a cream tea at the end of the route with the Chairman of Shaftesbury Town Council. You’ll hear how the group hopes this walk...

Duration:00:30:34

Listen To Alfred - Life In Shaftesbury - Episode 1

5/30/2018
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News, events and conversation from Shaftesbury, North Dorset and The Cranborne Chase. In this episode: A traditional medieval procession is re-started. Keri Jones goes on the Byzant Procession to offer thanks for water. Dorset Arts Week is underway. Two Shaftesbury artists say it makes a difference to their business. We have tips on how to get the most from open artist studio visits. 3D GPRS technology is used to try and uncover the secrets of Shaftesbury’s Saxon settlement. We go on...

Duration:00:23:27