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 After trustees objected, the invite was rescinded.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.