And today spectators were allowed on to the outfield at Lord's for the first time in years. Slowly but surely, the bony fingers of socialism are being prised from the throat of our national life.
An annual cheese rolling contest in which contestants chase cheese down a steep hill has gone ahead despite officially being cancelled.
The event at Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire was called off on health and safety grounds after 15,000 people attended last year.
Officials feared the event could not host so many people safely.
Despite the warnings, more than 100 people were believed have attended an unauthorised cheese-rolling event.
This just in. The are reports of spontaneous morris dancing breaking out in two separate locations in Norfolk. More when we have it.