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Brixton, London - c.1952
The rink is still standing but is now used as a carpet warehouse
Posted by John C. Fry on January 13, 2012 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply john fuller
10:17 AM on May 25, 2015 
hi Lesley just seen your comment about the London to brighton roller skating , if you go on goggle and type in 1927 London to brighton roller skating there is a piece about it on there . cheers john fuller
Reply john fuller
10:15 AM on May 25, 2015 
Lesley chapman says...
Hi
The family story is that my dad and his brothers were "bouncers" at the Brixton Roller Skating Rink back in the 1920's. I also found a newspaper cutting saying that my father Ernest Burridge roller skated from London to Brighton in 1927 taking him under 5hrs !! His trainer was a C. Johnson. How can I find out any other information ??? Anyone any suggestions !!!! Thanks
Reply John C. Fry
3:02 PM on February 6, 2013 
Hi Lesley...
I've not heard of Ernest Burridge or C.Johnson, but will ask around some of the old Brixton crew. Being so long ago, though, I'm not sure they would know either. Most of them skated in the 1950's an '60's... but you never know.
John
Reply Lesley chapman
12:43 PM on February 6, 2013 
Hi
The family story is that my dad and his brothers were "bouncers" at the Brixton Roller Skating Rink back in the 1920's. I also found a newspaper cutting saying that my father Ernest Burridge roller skated from London to Brighton in 1927 taking him under 5hrs !! His trainer was a C. Johnson. How can I find out any other information ??? Anyone any suggestions !!!! Thanks
Reply John C. Fry
3:42 PM on January 27, 2013 
Arguably the fastest rink in he WORLD John in the 1960's..,with so many world records being set there by the likes of Les Woodley, Barbara Woodley and Pat Barnett
Reply john fuller
12:28 PM on January 27, 2013 
this was the fastest rink in england.now a carpet warehouse .it stii has the wood floor under the carpet covering