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Tetbury Woolsack Races Tetbury, Gloucestershire www.tetburywoolsack.co.uk May 30 Local & visitor competitors race through the town carrying sacks of wool, in this historic event.


Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Coopers Hill, Gloucester www.cheese-rolling.co.uk


May 30


Racers sprint down a hill chasing a giant Double Gloucester Cheese! The ancient race was won by American Kenny Rackers (see July 2013 issue).


Cotswolds Olimpick Games Dovers Hill, Aston Subedge, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire www.olimpickgames.com


World Custard Pie Championship Maidstone, Kent www.worldcustardpiechampionship.co.uk June 4 Inspired by legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin. Who doesn’t love a custard pie fight?


World Pooh Sticks Championships Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire www.pooh-sticks.com June 5


Based on the game in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books, this is a fun day for the whole family and a great charity event.


June 3


Robert Dover’s C17th Olimpick games are celebrated with sports including Tug of Wars and Shin Kicking!


House of Lords vs House of Com- mons Tug of War Westminster Abbey Gardens, London www.macmillan.org.uk/tugofwar June 6 Fun competition between MPs and Peers.


American Speedfest Brands Hatch, Longfield, Kent www.speedfest.co.uk June 11 to 12 More than just a race meeting. It’s the big- gest festival of American-fuelled motoring, music and racing this side of the Atlantic, with Nascar, Muscle Cars, Monster Trucks, Famous Film Cars and a Victory Lane.


Royal Ascot Races Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire www.ascot.co.uk


June 14 to 18


One of the world’s most famous events, founded in 1711. 5 days of horseracing, attended by the Queen.


World Egg Throwing Competition between Helpringham and Swaton, Lincs www.swatonvintageday.com June 26 Contestants construct gravity-powered egg-hurling devices which team mem- bers must catch unbroken or be struck by.


SUMMER LATES 2016 Explore the learned societies of Burlington House like never before (6.00 to 9.00 pm)!


24 June | 15 July | 26 August


WADDESDON MANOR Once the country home of the Rothschilds this Renaissance-style château houses one of the finest collections of French 18th century decorative arts in the world. The Victorian garden has a parterre, aviary, seasonal displays, walks, fountains and statuary and with shops and restaurants, Waddesdon makes a memorable day out for everyone.


For opening times and group rates 01296 653209


Deborah.read@waddesdon.org.uk www.waddesdon.org.uk


Near Aylesbury


Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH


Family friendly. Some activities may require booking.


FREE PUBLIC LECTURES & TOURS 23 August (1-2 pm): ‘Armour & the Aſterlife: Knightly Effigies in England & Wales’


20 September (1-2 pm): ‘A Copy of a Copy: Leek’s Replica of the Bayeux Tapestry’


18 October (1-2 pm): ‘Te Relics of Battle Abbey’


Enjoy coffee, biscuits, and a tour of our building and collec- tions. Tours take place on the public lecture dates (above) and are £10.00 per person (10.30 am to 12 noon).


Society of Antiquaries of London Find out more at www.sal.org.uk/events


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