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Gold Hill - Dorset


Wimborne, United Kingdom

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Yet another version of the famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury,Dorset,UK scene of ITV’s popular Hovis Advertisement; on a visit with fellow Bubbler

Olympus E520 DSLR HDR in Dynamic Photo HDR
140 Favs, – July 2014
11363 Views – April 2015
23 Features
10 Sales

Photo for Calendar 2015

22ndNovember 2012

Featured in Your Countrys Best June 2011

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August 2011
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Top Ten Place in Alphabet Soup ’G Challenge, Aug 2011
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SECOND Place in ‘Quaint Villages Towns and Cities’ Challenge in +Cover Shots+ Sept 2012
Top Ten Place in +#1 Favourites# ‘Senior Photographers’ Challenge
Sept 2012
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Nov 2012
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Top Ten place in ‘Calendars’ Challenge for Amazing Challenge
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Gold Hill is a hill and a famous street in Shaftesbury in the English county of Dorset. It is a steep cobbled street featured on the cover of countless books about Dorset and rural England, and in television commercials*.

Gold Hill features in the 1973 “Boy on Bike” television advertisement for Hovis bread, that has been voted Britain’s favourite advertisement of all time. It was directed by Ridley Scott, and includes the distinctive music of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9.1 Gold Hill was also featured in a recent advert for Morrisons.

At the top of the street is the 14th century St Peter’s church, one of the few pre-18th century buildings remaining in Shaftesbury. This ancient cobbled street, running beside the walls of King Alfred’s abbey, also features on countless chocolate boxes and calendars

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