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Skipton Roller Skating Rink

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Berry and Matt, instructor and door keeper at the Skipton Roller Skating Rink.

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Does anyone know where the Roller Skating Rink was located?
Added by: Admin 13 Mar 18 
Ella Hatfield writes in Skipton (1991): "Skipton also had a skating rink, on Broughton Road, whose directors reserved the right to refuse admission to 'any person who may appear to be undesirable'.......the skating rink was later destroyed by fire, and there was another, smaller one for a time at the bottom of Raikes Road."
Added by: Robert 15 Mar 18 
Joyce Murgatroyd writes in Growing Up In Old Skipton (published in 2011, though written in 1965), 'one day my brother announced that a roller skating rink had been started in the Temperance Hall....this became popular, and before long a large wooden building was erected where now the timber yard stands (now magnet and kwik fit).....here we spent many hours clinging to the rails, or to an instructor, until we learnt to do the most complicated steps and dances."
Added by: Robert 15 Mar 18 
This is great, Robert. Many thanks!
Added by: Admin 15 Mar 18 
 

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