Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Dorset delights... and oozes rural charm !!


Without a doubt, one of the most photographed places in England!
We stopped off here, on Friday, instead of taking our usual route to Chipping Sodbury.
And in this little shop at the top of Gold Hill...
we bought this print...
Shaftesbury ...a lovely town in which to sit and watch the world go by!
Here's the clip of the 1973 Hovis advert:
But of course, there's also the famous Ronnie Barker sketch, where he takes an eternity to push his bike up the hill.
Huffing , puffing, panting and sweating, he utters words similar to these :
''Father always did say it was a bl**** long way for a loaf of bread!!''
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Needless to say, I did not walk down the hill so therefore had no need to walk up it!
More of our travels tomorrow!
Have a great day! ;-)

13 comments:

Deborah said...

What a lovely post! Felt my age as I remember the hovis ad on tv! Love your fair pics, lots of bloggers have posted pics of the gorgeous stalls but yours are my fave, Im still feeling sad as I am too far to visit so seeing them is nice. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards
Deborah {Fondantkiss} x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

What a lovely place, Ronnie Barker was a genius, I used to serve him when he came into the centre that I used to run, some days he was the life and soul, cracking jokes and other days he just wanted to be anonymous.
Tracey

Rosie said...

What a super post. I've always wanted to walk down that hill - but not up it perhaps nowadays:) Your print is lovely:)

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely pictures - love the print. One place I have never been to....
Julie xxxxxxxx

galant said...

I've always wanted to walk down the hill - but not up it again!
Margaret P

Vintage from the Village said...

Claim to fame - or tenous (cant spell it?) link - my cousin used to live on that hill somewhere !
Looks lovely
Sue x

Menopausal musing said...

What a lovely place to have visited. Don't think I would have had the stamina to walk up that hill though.

A Country Girl said...

Remembering that 2 Ronnies sketch made me chuckle!
Glad we don't have hills like that in my neck of the woods.

Ticking stripes said...

Sorry I missed you on Saturday - maybe you had gone for cake! (Which was fabulous...)

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely, the music from the Hovis advert popped into my head as soon as I saw the photo :)
twiggy x

Country Style Living said...

Lovely photo's, Thankyou for sharing. I also noticed your boycott the Sats badge, my son is due to take his on Monday, he seems to have nothig in school this year but work and practice towards them!

Sal said...

Don't send him then!! I'd do that if my children were young again. I feel so strongly about it!! ;-)

anne bebbington said...

Daah de dah, Daah de dah, Daah de daah de daah..........I can hear it now.............