Can you reveal this mystery skater?
PUBLISHED: 12:11 05 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:51 28 May 2010
ROLLER skating was hugely popular in the 1950s and the skater in this picture was certainly an expert. The photograph was taken in 1956 when the skating teacher who already had four medals, gained her fifth. She won her fifth medal after passing her Silve
ROLLER skating was hugely popular in the 1950s and the skater in this picture was certainly an expert.
The photograph was taken in 1956 when the skating teacher who already had four medals, gained her fifth.
She won her fifth medal after passing her Silver Dance Test at the Granby Halls Rink, Leicester.
Lots of youngsters brushed up their skating techniques after being taught by this teacher at Norman Jacobs' roller rink at Wisbech Corn Exchange. She was trained by Brian Jackson at the Leicester rink.
Many Wisbech residents also knew the skating teacher in her other role as a shop assistant at R S Ream's grocery shop in Norwich Road.
Do you recognise the skating teacher? Did she teach you to skate? Were you a regular skater at the Corn Exchange? Do you still skate?
MARCH and District Model Club attracted enthusiasts of all ages in 1960 and this picture was taken at its first flying meeting in a field at Knights End.
During the Sunday afternoon session about 50-60 people visited the field in the hope of seeing some of the models take to the air.
We want to hear from any former members of the club. Where did the club hold its regular meetings? Who were the officers of the club? What happened to the club and how long was it in existence? Can you put names to the faces in the picture? Did being a member inspire you to a lifetime of model making?
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