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Mogmeister

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Roller Skating Rink
« on: October 05, 2010, 02:30:44 PM »
Hi
Does anyone remember the Roller Skating Rink , i cant remember its name , i think it was in Summer Hill , we used to go there in the 60's and had many a good night there .

Phil

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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 04:09:20 PM »
Hi Mogmeister,
 
I know the rink at Summer Hill was a roller rink originally, but it wasn't it an ice rink by the 60's?
 
It was the Embassy on Walford Rd Sparkbrook that was a roller rink wasn't it?
 
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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 06:00:09 PM »
 ;) Hi Phil47      The Embassy on Walford Road, was indeed a roller skating rink, The first date I had with my late husband, was spent at the rink, in the early 1950s,  happy days indeed.

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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 06:38:12 PM »
Gibson
 
I think the Tower Ballroom started life as a roller rink and I think also the Erdington Picture Playhouse Cinema.
 
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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 07:51:16 PM »
I used the roller rink on summer hill lane during the late 60's/70's. I remember Les Ross was the dj followed by a guy named frankie. I used to dance on the stage and pinch the dj's bum ;D

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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 08:05:02 PM »
Hi Jacqueline was it a roller rink that changed to an ice rink or was it the other way around.
 
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Jacqueline

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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 11:25:45 PM »
Phil i think it was an ice rink first. I remember the silver blades being the only ice rink in brum during the 60's,70's.

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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 10:51:28 AM »
gibson,
I have some photos of the Embassy Walford rd this is one of them i used to be in the speed skating team, Phil has some photos of the out side i am sure he would put them on for you.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 10:54:50 AM »
gibson,
Another one of the team.
 
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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 11:23:17 AM »
Hi Frederick, Thanks for putting the photo's on of the Walford Road roller skating team, although we spent many happy hours at the rink, neither my husband or myself were good enough to join a team, are you on the photo's ?

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Re: Roller Skating Rink
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 11:35:32 AM »
Phil i think it was an ice rink first. I remember the silver blades being the only ice rink in brum during the 60's,70's.

Jacqueline
 
I think it changed over to a roller rink in the mid 60's, probably when the embassy closed down as a roller rink.
 
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