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What makes us English……..Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling

I have been asked on several occasions by friends and colleagues from abroad “what makes you English?” and I always struggle with the response. I could of course say that we are a proud nation, arrogant, insular, bloody minded but … Continue reading

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Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill………..a mad tradition continues!

Thousands of people gathered in Gloucestershire for the traditional cheese-rolling races on Cooper’s Hill. The unofficial event was organised by rebel cheese rollers, after plans for an official event were shelved in 2010. An estimated 5,000 people turned out to … Continue reading

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British bloody mindedness triumphs over “elf n’ safety” zealots………………..this is what make us British!

An international field of daredevils today defied health and safety zealots to tumble down a hill as they took part in the annual Cheese Rolling competition. Rebel rollers again staged their own unofficial event after the world-famous competition, which sees … Continue reading

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A great British “daft” tradition falls foul of the “elf n’ safety” brigade……….if it wasnt so pathetic it would be funny!

Diana Smart has been making cheeses for the event for about 25 years A cheesemaker has been told by police she may be liable for legal action if she supplies Gloucester’s famous annual cheese rolling. The traditional event involves revellers … Continue reading

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