Remembering Shaftesbury’s Hilltop Majorettes

The Butterfly Twilight Majorettes is a new over-18’s majorettes’ group for North Dorset.

They operate outside the Alfred area, over at Bishop Caundle. But back in the 1980s, Shaftesbury’s own Hilltop Majorettes were a popular and regular sight at events including carnivals.

Mike Henstridge

Julia Henstridge founded this group. Her son Mike used to look after the music playback. He tells Alfred that whenever he hears Rod Stewart’s ‘Baby Jane’ the memories of the majorettes come flooding back. He shares some of those special moments in our interview.