British Skating Legends

Unsung heroes of British roller speed skating

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ron margetson
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80 years old
About Me

Was known as ACE. Ron margetson belonged 2 north london roller skateing club. A/P. In 1966 got 3rd in the 5mile&the fastest middle mile.Of G.B. Knew Bill sharman, Dia Davis,& many more. Can't find any Photos 2 upload.



roy lowe
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81 years old
About Me

started skating at the age of 10, got interested with speed skating after watching Leo Eason win a race at my local granby halls rink in the fifties, joined Birmingham rsc in 1959 off to a good start finished third in the north london trophy  handicap race at ally pally in 1960 with Les Woodley off scratch ( never understood why he never caught me,) had a serious leg (ankle) break the same year and never really recovered my confidence until the mid sixties only to find that i had a really bad race temperament and would not have won anything anyway, joined the southern club in 1966 along with Pete Howe and Phil Holmes after the BRSC imploded combined with the closure of  the embassy rink  leaving us without a rink although the mecca opened around  1967 but was a disaster as far as most of us were concerned, had a great time and made loads of friends many of whom i am still in touch with,retired from the sport in 1969 and need to thank J C Fry for his amazing efforts resulting in reuniting many of the skaters from my generation.

                                                                                                                 Thanks J C



snail
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26 years old
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