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  • 1934 Forest Gate Rink - Women's Soccer o...
    by John C. Fry on November 15, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    The women of the Forest Gate rink take part in a soccer on skates match. Undoubtedly one of these women will be multiple British Champion Winifred Davies.

  • 1933 Benny Lee takes to the ice
    by John C. Fry on November 15, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    3 times national roller speed skating champion takes part in a one mile race on ice.  The one v one event saw Lee beat his rival Richardson for the first time in 4 years.

  • 1954 British Pathe News Report
    by John C. Fry on November 15, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    News report of a 10 mile road race in Surrey (Woking to Pirbright) run by the Camberley & Bagshot Roller Skating Club, won by Pip Baker (billed as amateur World Champion - although obviously not an official World Champion). No mention of the name of the winner of the women's event.

  • 1930 London to Southend
    by John C. Fry on November 3, 2020 at 4:06 PM
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    Footage of a skating event over the 30 mile road course from London to Southend-On-Sea.

  • 1973 BBC Nationwide
    by John C. Fry on November 1, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    A young Patrick Feetham and Bobby Smith talk about the lack of training facilities in preparation for any forthcoming major international events

  • 2009 CBBC
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    Childrens TV visit Tatem Park to review inline speed skating. Amongst them a 15 year old Harry Hoare, Louise Sullivan, Maya Bathgate and Adrian Wordsworth.

  • 2008 Midlands Today - Unsung Hero (Video...
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Midlands Today visit Birmingham Wheels to interview John Fry Senior as he is nominated for the 2008 Unsung Sporting Heroes Award

  • 2008 Midlands Today - Unsung Hero (Video...
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    Midlands Today visit Birmingham Wheels to interview John Fry Senior as he is nominated for the 2008 Unsung Sporting Heroes Award

  • 2007 Midlands Today
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    Midlands Today interview Vincent Henry in 2007 as he ventures off to Colombia for the World Championships in Cali.

  • 1998 Central News
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    In 1998 Central News visited the British Marathon Championships on the Coventry Ring Road. Look out for interviews from Brian Wood, Vincent Henry, Billy Moore and Alan Moore.

  • 1994 Leicester Cable TV
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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    In 1994 Leicester Cable TV attended Rollerworld Derby to film and interview members of the senior British squad.

  • 1994 Blue Peter
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    Blue Peter interview the British junior squad in the BBC studios. Look out for interviews with Alex Doggett and Hayley Mepham.


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