A thatcher, a cheesemonger, the Green Man and Tess’s map | The BV podcast


In the second of October’s episodes, we have A Country Living, Meet your Local, the politics section (which is still interesting, though it feels a little dated now. It’s been a wild couple of weeks!), and local history with Roger Guttridge:

  • Mike Howe’s ‘office’ this week is a stunning 16th century cottage in the heart of the beautiful village of Abbotsbury. Far from drawing life’s short straw, Master Thatcher Mike switched career and now teaches future generations an ancient skill
  • A vintage van was the unlikely solution for cheesemonger Carolyn Hopkins – now she’s an unmissable local sight. The tiny, bright blue 1969 Citroen HY vintage truck is packed with a selection of delicious cheeses as it travels to markets around the Blackmore Vale.
  • Local politics with thoughts from Simon Hoare MP for North Dorset, plus representatives of the local Labour, LibDem and green parties.
  • In local history this month, Roger Guttridge looks back at an almost-unchanged Green Man pub at King’s Stag.

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