... a bit Suffolk
|sa 25 Nov|
rolling 2018-2013 -> rolling 2019-2013
|fr 10 Nov|
|th 9 Nov|
|we 30 Aug|
|tu 15 Aug|
The BBC have sold the Maida Vale Studios in that there London for probably around £10 million. It was built in 1909 as the Maida Vale Roller Skating Palace. We've worked there a number of times and noticed some of the floors were impressively smooth.
|mo 27 Feb|
|mo 20 Feb|
Postcards old and new do tend to grab the comedic effect of people falling over especially as early roller skates had no toe stops. Though this charming Edwardian set is no different it also observes that children are frequently much better skaters than adults ...
|sa 4 Feb|
The sunlit uplands of roller derby when it was newly born in the UK.
|th 12 Jan|
A while back we were told there are four roller derby banked tracks in the USA. Once upon a time you could get specific training for banked track.
|th 15 Dec|
|th 28 Apr|
|fr 3 Dec|
|sa 18 Sep|
Perhaps inevitably most comic postcards about rolling involve falling over.
|su 6 Jun|
As a very young teenager we had a week's holiday in Bournemouth. Much of it was spent roller skating on nearby Boscombe Pier. We manned up for a Gentlemen Only session and got pushed so hard from behind we went over the barrier. We visited maybe ten years later and the roller rink was now an amusement arcade but the beautiful wooden floor was still there.
|tu 20 Apr|
Roller derby beer? Hell yes!
|mo 29 Mar|
Nice to see rolling in Clissold Park Stoke Newington, we used to jog there with a three legged dog call Spock ... we could usually keep up with her.
|we 24 Mar|
A handful of vintage pix that could be filed as groups; the Mayor of Loughborough opening the Premier Skating Rink and the latest craze in Dundee is American Roller Skating ... perhaps it's the name of the rink.
|tu 9 Mar|
Interest in a 2012 Alamy pic by us of a roller derby bout highlighting how the sport has since developed.
|tu 12 Jan|
Stand up comedian Lou Sanders being a lot braver than us on eight wheels.
|we 30 Dec|
|tu 10 Nov|
There's something subversive about fancy dress perhaps because the wearer is not themselves for a bit. It certainly appealed to Edwardian roller skaters.
|th 29 Oct|
|tu 22 Sep|
It's not just roller derbyists who have attitude.
|mo 14 Sep|
Our calculation may be imaginative but at the beginning of last century a one hour lesson in fancy skating would have been around £36 in today's money ... sounds about right.