Traditional twit-hood and madcaperry have fallen victim to the cultural revolution of “Health and Safety”:
A centuries-old cheese rolling contest has fallen victim to health and safety — but not because of the broken bones and dozens of other injuries sustained each year. Cheesed off yet?
Organisers of Gloucestershire’s annual competition have cancelled the event due to be held on May 31 because of concerns raised by the police and local authority over traffic and crowd control.
“Cheese rolling has been going on for hundreds of years and we must ensure that this great tradition continues.”