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Hovis ad man to turn on lights

Iconic Hovis advert star will switch on Shaftesbury's Christmas Lights

The boy who struggled up Shaftesbury's Gold Hill with a baker's bike in the iconic Hovis advert is in the town today to switch on the Christmas lights.

Carl Barlow couldn't resist re-living his part in the advert and pushed a bike up Gold Hill, complete with flat cap and Hovis loaves.

Carl will also plant some snowdrops in the town this afternoon, before switching the Christmas lights on later this evening.

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Hovis cottage goes under the hammer in Dorset

A tiny rundown cottage on Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill is expected to fetch £250,000 at auction this afternoon. The single storey home is said by estate agents to have scope for improvement.

It's sited on the hill made famous by a television advert for bread.

The cottage is at the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, made famous by the Hovis advert in the 1970s Credit: ITV News Meridian

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House on very famous - and steep - street up for sale

The cottage in Shaftesbury featured in a famous television advert Credit: ITV News Meridian

A Dorset cottage immortalised in a television advert for Hovis bread is up for sale. It shows a bakery boy struggling with his bike up the steep and cobbled Gold Hill in Shaftesbury.

The famous location is thought to have helped pushed the price of the bungalow to in excess of £200,000.

The cottage is on the very steep Gold Hill - immortalised in the 1970s Hovis advert Credit: ITV Meridian