Video: The English at Play

Since there is so much attention being given the Irish today, this video shows the English at play. There is nothing more invigorating than chasing Double Gloucester cheese.

How on Earth did my ancestors lose to these people? Of course, they never thought of tossing a cheese down a hill during the Easter Rising of 1916.

NB: Turleys reportedly fought on both sides of the conflict in Ireland and in the American Revolution. We tended to spread our bets.

31 thoughts on “Video: The English at Play”

  1. Maaarrghk!

    15,000 people attended last year’s event – that’s more than three times the site’s capacity. That’s a real problem for all kinds of reasons. There are a lot of crazy nanny state stories coming out of the UK these days, but I don’t think this is one of them.

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  5. Byron, if your out there, now you can see why I have a bee in my bonnet about the health and safety nazis.
    They banned this because it is unsafe to watch?! Unbelievable.

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  7. bdaman,

    It’s a joke son! You’re built too low to the ground! The fast ones go right over your head! You got a hole in ya’ glove! (read in the voice of Foghorn Leghorn).

    Seriously, the true story is they were named The Rollin’ Stones and their manager added the “g”.

  8. Buddah could you reference that. I always heard they got it from an old Muddy Waters song.

  9. LOL. How fascinating! It’s true that you learn something new every day.

  10. Not many people know the original name of the band was “The Rollin’ Cheeses” but their de facto manager at the time, Giorgio Gomelsky, changed it to “The Rolling Stones” fearing that the first choice was a bit to “ethnic” to market abroad.

    True story.

  11. There has been a cheese chasers roll at this location for 200 years. It was cancelled this year because it has become so popular, the town can’t accommodate the crowds – according to the BBC, 15,000 people attended last year’s event – more than three times the site’s capacity.

    BUT there are efforts to save it:

    Diary of a cheese chaser…

  12. I can’t believe the health and safety police haven’t banned this yet… I’m sure it wont be long.

  13. Did anybody else notice that this is called a “Cheese Rolling and Wake”? Is it followed by the call to “Bring out your dead”?

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