Cheese Rolling In Gloucestershire (Coopers Hill, Coopers Hill, Gloucestershire, GL3 4RT) --
Food rationing was introduced in 1941 so a wooden ‘cheese’ was used until 1954. It was covered in paper and was decorated with the familiar red and blue ribbons. It had a small hole inside the packing where a tiny piece of cheese was placed, to maintain the ‘rolling of cheese’! Special permission was granted for this by the Ministry of Food.