DSC_0615On Monday, 2nd December we joined in the celebrations to mark the switching on of the Shaftesbury Christmas Lights. This year marked 40 years since Carl Barlow featured in Ridley Scott’s ‘Boy on a Bicycle’ advert for Hovis and Ruth Hughes of The Beadster managed to track him down to invite  him to switch on the lights.

It was a terribly happy occasion where all of Shaftesbury came out in force to give support and help create the usual friendly atmosphere.

It was lovely to see it reported so widely in the media by ITV, the Daily Mail, the Mirror, The Blackmore Vale and our own Sam for our facebook page!

Updown Cottage luxury 5* Gold Award self catering holiday cottage on Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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