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  • 1987 North London - Tatem Park - 5 April...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    Races from the North London event at Tatem Park on 5th April 1987. Lisa Smith is dominant in the senior ladies whilst Ashley Harlow and Tony Marriott battle it out in the senior mens.

  • 1987 Birmingham Wheels - Derby Rollerwor...
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    The first time in a long time that racing was held in between general sessions of a public roller rink. The atmosphere was electric as Ian Ashby rode excellent shotgun (from 19:17 onwards) to give John Fry Junior his first domestic scratch win. Watch Tony Marriott come after him (and nearly catch him) like a skater possessed!

  • 1986 Alexandra Palace - Tatem Park - 22 ...
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    Look out for some classic junior performances from the likes of Tony Marriott, Chris Ampaduh and Nick Palfrey. And watch Andrew Lyndon get "logged" around 3:37! Sore! John Mullane also takes a tumble at 27:44. This would be the last time Mullane would skate competitively deciding to call time on his illustrious career.

  • 1986 3 Jours du Maine (Video 2)
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 2:57 PM
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    Part 2 of the 1986 French international held on the three tracks of Le Mans, Le Lude and Connere. Britain send a B Team delegation to this event that included Lisa Smith, Alison Hartley, Lisa Burgess, John Fry Junior and Sean McGeough. Footage is in black and white due to French TV system being different to UK at the time of recording.

  • 1986 3 Jours du Maine (Video 1)
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    Part 1 of the 1986 French international held on the three tracks of Le Mans, Le Lude and Connere. Britain send a B Team delegation to this event that included Lisa Smith, Alison Hartley, Lisa Burgess, John Fry Junior and Sean McGeough. Footage is in black and white due to French TV system being different to UK at the time of recording.

  • 1985 Herne Bay Flyers International
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    The first event of the 1986 season was the Herne Bay Flyers International. Races were held on 4th October on the newly laid Westbrook Lane 166 metres banked track.

  • 1985 BC Tatem Park - 29 September
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    Round 2 of the 1985 British Championships.

  • 1985 BC Birmingham Wheels - 14/15 July
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    Round 1 of the 1985 British Championships at Birmingham Wheels. Ashley Harlow wins his first senior title whilst the event marks the end of Darren Cobley's skating career.

  • 1985 Birmingham Wheels - 30 June
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    Races from the Birmingham Wheels event of 30th June 1985. Note - there is no sound to this footage.

  • 1985 Herne Bay Flyers - Williams Street ...
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    Home video footage of the Herne Bay Flyers event of 19th May 1985.

  • 1985 Alexandra Palace International - 20...
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 6:38 AM
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    Part 2 of the Alexandra Palace International held on Tatem Park, London on 20th and 21st July 1985. The club held the meeting as a warm up event for the World Games at Crystal Palace that would start a week later. British skaters would find themselves pitted against such global legends as Bobby Kaiser (USA), Donnie Van Patter (USA), Darlene Kessinger (USA), Ann Bloomfield (Australia), Tony Keefe (Australia), Calvin Gabides (New Zealand) and Luz Mary Tristan (Colombia)

  • 1985 Alexandra Palace International - 20...
    by John C. Fry on January 4, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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    Part 1 of the Alexandra Palace International held on Tatem Park, London on 20th and 21st July 1985. The club held the meeting as a warm up event for the World Games at Crystal Palace that would start a week later. British skaters would find themselves pitted against such global legends as Bobby Kaiser (USA), Donnie Van Patter (USA), Darlene Kessinger (USA), Ann Bloomfield (Australia), Tony Keefe (Australia), Calvin Gabides (New Zealand) and Luz Mary Tristan (Colombia)


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