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  • Gloucester Day is a modern commemoration of the raising of the Siege of Gloucester in  on 5th September 1643, as a result of which the Parliamentarian town became known as […]

    Gloucester Day

    Gloucester Day is a modern commemoration of the raising of the Siege of Gloucester in  on 5th September 1643, as a result of which the Parliamentarian town became known as […]

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  • Ascension Day is an important landmark in the Christian calendar, commemorating the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. It takes place on the 40th day after Easter and is always a […]

    Ascension Day Rooftop Singing

    Ascension Day is an important landmark in the Christian calendar, commemorating the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. It takes place on the 40th day after Easter and is always a […]

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  • Most well-dressing customs take place in Derbyshire and the Peak District, so the tradition at Bisley in Gloucestershire is very unusual for its location. Every Ascension Day afternoon there is […]

    Bisley Well Dressing

    Most well-dressing customs take place in Derbyshire and the Peak District, so the tradition at Bisley in Gloucestershire is very unusual for its location. Every Ascension Day afternoon there is […]

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  • There are now a few cheese-rolling events in the UK and the latest addition to their number was the short-lived one held at Chester on Shrove Tuesday. It was associated […]

    Chester Cheese Rolling

    There are now a few cheese-rolling events in the UK and the latest addition to their number was the short-lived one held at Chester on Shrove Tuesday. It was associated […]

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  • The annual cheeserolling event is famed for the steepness of its course and the hazards to the competitors as they hurtle downhill in pursuit of a Double Gloucester cheese. Because […]

    Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling

    The annual cheeserolling event is famed for the steepness of its course and the hazards to the competitors as they hurtle downhill in pursuit of a Double Gloucester cheese. Because […]

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  • Way back in the eleventh century, a boars head feast was held to celebrate the completion of the Church of the Holy Cross at Avening in Gloucestershire. The tradition behind […]

    Avening Pig Face Day

    Way back in the eleventh century, a boars head feast was held to celebrate the completion of the Church of the Holy Cross at Avening in Gloucestershire. The tradition behind […]

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  • The Mapleton Bridge Jump sees competitors launching themselves from the parapet of Okeover Bridge into the chilly waters of the River Dove about 30 feet beneath; they then swim a […]

    Mapleton Bridge Jump

    The Mapleton Bridge Jump sees competitors launching themselves from the parapet of Okeover Bridge into the chilly waters of the River Dove about 30 feet beneath; they then swim a […]

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  • Cheeserolling at Stilton is a relatively recent tradition; it started in the mid-twentieth century and was thought up in the pub! It was originally held at Easter but is now […]

    Stilton Cheeserolling

    Cheeserolling at Stilton is a relatively recent tradition; it started in the mid-twentieth century and was thought up in the pub! It was originally held at Easter but is now […]

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