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Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu

Fred McCormick 01 Jun 10 - 12:32 PM
Rob Naylor 01 Jun 10 - 02:50 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 01 Jun 10 - 02:58 PM
GUEST,MadauntieCat 02 Jun 10 - 12:26 PM
TopcatBanjo 02 Jun 10 - 01:16 PM
RTim 13 Jan 11 - 03:53 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 12:32 PM

A couple of months ago, it was reported that the powers that be had decided to ban the annual cheese rolling competition at Coppers Hill, Gloucestershire. The reason given was that after 400 years of broken bones and cracked heads, the event was no longer deemed safe.

Anyway, as this Sky News commentary shows, it takes more than a few daft regulations to keep a cheese roller down. On May 30th, a few hardy souls turned out to make sure that, health and safety or no health and safety, the ancient custom would not be allowed to lapse.

Good on yer lads.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 02:50 PM

Glad to see that the peasants are revolting!!!!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 02:58 PM

I understand that the rebels used a French Cheese this year in place of the traditional Double Gloucester. Was this in order to put the authorities off the scent?

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu
From: GUEST,MadauntieCat
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 12:26 PM

Double Gloucester IIRC. Good on yer, lads (and the two ladies who made up the ladies' race!). They had to get past a police presence at the bottom of Cooper's Hill first, but the photos show about 30 people. I'm so proud.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 01:16 PM

"A couple of months ago, it was reported that the powers that be had decided to ban the annual cheese rolling competition at Coppers Hill, Gloucestershire. The reason given was that after 400 years of broken bones and cracked heads, the event was no longer deemed safe."

To be fair, I thought that the reason for cancellation was nothing to do with H&S fears about the event itself but because it had got so popular and well-known that many thousands of people (and vehicles) were turning up from all over the country and beyond, which had become a headache for the committee organising this previously small local event. Nowt to do with stopping the actual runners from cracking their own heads open.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu
From: RTim
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 03:53 PM

The BBC news today has a story on how the event is going to be "Saved" for the future.
What is your view?
Tim Radford

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-12185315


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Cheese Rolling Back on the Menu
From: Old Vermin
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 04:22 PM

"Whatever the format, we are determined not to lose the atmosphere, heritage and tradition which have made this such a special event.

"So we have brought in Cheltenham-based Events and Management Services to organize a completely new event to include elements of the old Coopers Hill Wake."

Proposals would also see the date of the event changed from Spring Bank Holiday to the weekend of 11/12 June." - BBC

Right, that's obvious. Have the Events and Management Services widely advertised fake event on the 11/12 and just quietly get on with the real one one the Spring Bank Holiday.


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