029860:Ice Skating South Shields unknown c.1910


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  • jim robertson on Aug. 20, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

    this was a roller skating rink not an ice rink with the largest maple wood floor in the country at the time

  • Simon Cotterill on Aug. 21, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

    Thanks Jim - thats really interesting to see that roller skating was so popular back then, and that South Shields was leading the way with such an impressive rink! I was surprised to see that roller skates can be traced back to the mid 18th century; and the 'modern' design patented in 1884 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_skating

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