Hovis Hill

There’s a hilly village in Dorset, Britishland which was used in a TV commercial for Hovis bread many years ago. Here’s a view of the same hill taken during one of the “Beast From The East” winter storms recently:

My first question is: what the hell would possess anyone to build a village on so steep an incline?

My second question: I wonder what the incidence of thrombosis is in this village, compared to the national average?


  1. I wondered much the same question (#1) when I lived in West Virginia. My only answer was that flat land was so rare and valuable that you wouldn’t want to waste it by building a house on it. Flat land was for farming and businesses, not living.

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