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mo 29 Jan
2024

N Men - The Untold Story... rolling eh?

we 17 Jan
2024

Eleanor Morton's roller derbying lesbian vampire.

sa 25 Nov
2023

rolling 2018-2013 -> rolling 2019-2013  Keep on Rolling!

fr 10 Nov
2023

London Roller Girls intraleague scoreboardWe've been trying to manage our continually sprawling Facebook albums resulting in a growing London Roller GirlsKeep on Rolling! album of roller derby in the days of two whistle starts.

th 9 Nov
2023

According to the BBC that there Ed Sheraton likes The Darkness, we also like theirKeep on Rolling! Lowestoft goodness plus for a bit they sponsored the Norfolk Brawds' knickers.

we 30 Aug
2023

Keep on Rolling!As far as we're concerned comedienne Lou Sanders had already proved her rolling credentials but now she's taken it a BIG step forward.

tu 15 Aug
2023

The Maida Vale Roller Skating PalaceThe 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
2023

Keep on Rolling!A belated RIP for the Kansas City Bomber (doubled by Judy Arnold) who died the Wednesday before last.

mo 20 Feb
2023

Who's Afraid?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
2023

The sunlit uplands of roller derby when it was newly born in the UK.

th 12 Jan
2023

Keep on Rolling!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
2022

Bah, humbug!Keep on Rolling!Christmas looms, the John Lewis ad recalls our attempt to relearn roller skating and the Brandeston panto Alice in Winterland. is Sunday afternoon.

th 28 Apr
2022

Hogg Hill principal Alex Ireton is now a world record holder ... mind you he might have been one before.

fr 3 Dec
2021

Roller Rinking RevelriesAs a kid we went over the handlebars on the cobbles then in Stratford Broadway, other rolling on cards updates includes Hispanic bad taste and both British and US endurance roller skating.

sa 18 Sep
2021

Roller skating for thye first time last night  Shall be among you shortly!  The boys around here all fall hard for me!

Perhaps inevitably most comic postcards about rolling involve falling over.

su 6 Jun
2021

Roller skating on Bournemouth Pier last centuryAs 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
2021
Roller derby beer?  Hell yes!
mo 29 Mar
2021
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
2021

The Mayor of Loughborough opening the Premier Skating RinkA 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
2021

Interest in a 2012 Alamy pic by us of a roller derby bout highlighting how the sport has since developed.

tu 12 Jan
2021

Stand up comedian Lou Sanders being a lot braver than us on eight wheels.

we 30 Dec
2020

Best roller skating woman stand up, Suzi Ruffell or Lou Sanders?

tu 10 Nov
2020

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
2020

Relaxed eleganceSara Pascoe is definitely a better roller skater (20:39) than Rachel Parris (not difficult) but she doesn't have the relaxed elegance we've often envied in roller derby skaters out of play.

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