Jo Durrant interviews Malc King about the "Up for the Cup" book.

On Saturday 29 February 2020 Jo Durrant of Radio Gloucestershire interviewed Malc King prior to the launch of his latest book “Gloucester – Up for the Cup”.

During the interview we learn how the Gloucester Rugby Heritage Project was initiated when the old stand was demolished in 2007.     Since then an Independent charity has been set up to manage all the archive material that’s been unearthed.   The memorabilia that’s been collected has, as far as possible, been displayed and this website has been created.

Malc then moves on to talk about the three books that have been produced: Kingsholm, Castle Grim, Home of Gloucester Rugby, Representative Rugby at Kingsholm and the latest book: Gloucester, Up for the Cup.

In part 2 Malc talks about the County Cup competition held in the 1900s and the thoughts held at the time about whether cup competitions should be held at all.     He then explains that in 1972 the RFU decided to hold a National Knockout competition in which Gloucester played all the preliminary rounds away beating Moseley in the final at Twickenham.

Towards the end of the interview Malc talks about his favourite cup match and the other members of the team who have contributed to producing the book.   Finally Jo mentions the book launch which was held on the following Thursday, 5 March.

The interview has been placed on this website with the permission of Radio Gloucestershire.

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