Cum­mings Go­ings

Cotswold Life - - EDITOR’S COMMENT -

The BBC Ra­dio Glouces­ter­shire break­fast show pre­sen­ter puts our read­ers to the test

I’ve in­tro­duced a new fea­ture at 8.40am every morn­ing based on two sim­ple prin­ci­ples. One, we all have a com­pet­i­tive spirit deep within us. Two, we all love to learn some­thing new about where we live. Hence the Cum­mings County Quiz was born. A dif­fer­ent com­pany comes on each week and their sim­ple task is to answer 10 ques­tions every day and see how many they get right out of 50 by the end of the week. Every ques­tion is based on lo­cal knowl­edge. My favourite round is the true or false ques­tions. See how you do with these (an­swers at the bot­tom):

1 Glouces­ter­shire crick­et­ing leg­end Jack Rus­sell al­ways soaks his Corn Flakes for nine min­utes be­fore eat­ing them.

2 One of Kylie Minogue’s ances­tors was hanged in Glouces­ter Jail.

3 Keith Har­ris was con­tro­ver­sially cho­sen to open a new duck en­clo­sure at the Wild­fowl and Wet­lands Cen­tre at Slim­bridge. Af­ter trus­tees ob­jected, the in­vite was re­scinded.

4 MP Ja­cob Rees Mogg’s grand­fa­ther used to be the land­lord at the Robert Raikes pub­lic house in Glouces­ter.

5 The band Su­per­tramp named them­selves af­ter a scruffy poet who once lived in Nailsworth.

6 Clip­pings from the yew hedges at Cirences­ter Park have been used in the pro­duc­tion of can­cer drugs.

7 Ar­ling­ton Row in Bibury was used on sev­eral oc­ca­sions by the two Ron­nies to film scenes for The Phan­tom Rasp­berry Blower.

8 Sex and the City star Sarah Jes­sica Parker has rented a lake­side home on a pri­vate es­tate over­look­ing the Cotswold Wa­ter Parks for the past five years.

9 The name Golden Val­ley (stretch­ing out be­tween Chel­tenham and Glouces­ter and be­yond) was in­spired by Sir Wal­ter Raleigh.

10 Our very own Emma Samms was the voice of Tinky Winky in the chil­dren’s TV pro­gramme The Tele­tub­bies.

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