Back when Jamie McDonald, “Adventureman”, and his crew were in Gloucester for the epic finish of his US Super Run, we had dinner together a few times and found ourselves discussing the similarities and differences of our two Gloucesters. We have the Greasy Pole and they have their Cheese Wheel Rolling….both are pretty peculiar to outsiders. We are located on historic Gloucester Harbor…the country’s oldest fishing port and they are located on the Severn’s River…and are one of England’s most inland ports.
Another fun similarity is that we both have Tall Ship Festivals. Our is Labor Day weekend (read all about it HERE) and theirs is happening in a few days!