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British Domestic Events - including Championships Add Video

A library and nostalgic look of mostly pre-digital home video footage of British domestic skating through the years. Footage includes many British Championship events. All videos are available on YouTube but this library should make them easier to find.
 
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  • c.1970 Jacoskates Trophy
    by John C. Fry on November 17, 2020 at 4:56 PM
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    John Folley wins the 10,000 metres Jacoskates Trophy. Look closely and you will see Chloe Ronaldson ringing the bell, Bob Halford and Dai Davis as ever on the stopwatch

  • 2007 BC Birmingham Wheels - 15 September...
    by John C. Fry on January 14, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    Races from the 2007 British Championships at Birmingham Wheels. The event would see Chris Stafford win the last of his 24 British titles - the 15km for the English Sports Cup.

  • 2006 BC Indoor - Spalding - 19 March
    by John C. Fry on January 14, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    Races from the 2006 British Indoor Championships at the Castle Leisure Centre in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Chris Stafford wins the men's title for the 6th and final time in 7 years.

  • 2001 Birmingham Wheels - 28 August
    by John C. Fry on January 14, 2020 at 4:06 PM
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    Races from the 2001 Birmingham Wheels club event on 28th August. This mis season event saw a low turnout in the senior categories but some great racing from the junior contingent.

  • 2001 BC Tatem Park - 2 and 3 June
    by John C. Fry on January 14, 2020 at 4:04 PM
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    Races from the 2001 British Championships at Tatem Park, London on 2nd and 3rd June. Team Salomon GB dominate the senior mens events whilst Alexandra Geen takes all bar one title in the senior ladies.

  • 1994 Derby Rollerspeed - Rollerworld - 2...
    by John C. Fry on January 11, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    The relay race from the Derby Rollerspeed event at Rollerworld on 29th January 1994. Derby reign supreme on their home turf.

  • 1992 BC Birmingham Wheels - 20 and 21 Ju...
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    Part 2 of the races from the 1992 British Championships at Birmingham Wheels. This event was memorable for a number of reasons - Sutton Atkins wins his first of a record number of championships, John Fry Junior wins his first and only individual championship whilst Tony Marriott wins his final individual championship. Meanwhile, in the ladies, Alison Hartley and Lisa Smith return to the track to do battle once more.

  • 1992 BC Birmingham Wheels - 20 and 21 Ju...
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    Part 1 of the races from the 1992 British Championships at Birmingham Wheels. This event was memorable for a number of reasons - Sutton Atkins wins his first of a record number of championships, John Fry Junior wins his first and only individual championship whilst Tony Marriott wins his final individual championship. Meanwhile, in the ladies, Alison Hartley and Lisa Smith return to the track to do battle once more.

  • 1992 North London - Tatem Park - 16 and ...
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 4:03 PM
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    Footage of the 2 day North London event at Tatem Park that took place on the weekend of 16th and 17th May 1982. The Jack Abrey Trophies and the Clarke Trophy being the main events. Tony Marriott wins the Clarke Trophy for the fourth time in succession, equalling John Fry Seniors record, and becomes the last recipient of the trophy. Having first been raced for in 1961 (won by Les Woodley) it has never been raced for since.

  • 1992 Birmingham Wheels - 3 May
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    Bidhan Roy and Adrian Wordsworth share the spoils in Category 1 whilst Sutton Atkins hits some form in the senior mens to win the coveted Keith Lee Boot.

  • 1992 Southend - Colchester - 25 January ...
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 3:57 PM
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    Footage of races from two events. The first is the Southend Club event at the Colchester rink on 25th January 1992 and the second is the same club at the same venue on 29th February 1992.

  • 1991 BC Tatem Park - 6 and 7 July
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 3:41 PM
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    Footage of the British Championships held at Tatem Park, London on the 6th and 7th July 1991. In the mens Errol Spence was dominant in the sprints whilst the North London team dominated the distance events. Kathy Smith made a clean sweep of the ladies.


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