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Did You Roller Skate Here?

Did You Roller Skate Here?

Yes it’s the skating rink at Redcar, pity it isn’t still there, but with health and safety now you would have to wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads; too tired to skate by the time you had got ready.

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”The roller skating rink was on the site of the old outdoor swimming baths in the Coatham Enclosure and were built at a cost of £ 10,000 and opened in 1951 to commorate the Festival of Britain.”

Thanks to Fred Brunskill for the update.

7 comments to Did You Roller Skate Here?

  • Alan Franks

    I remember it well,I lived at Redcar during the 1950s .I was about the age of 11 or 12 when I used to go flying round with my mates as fast as we could to try and impress the girls.

  • Fred Brunskill

    The roller skating rink was on the site of the old outdoor swimming baths in the Coatham Enclosure and were built at a cost of £ 10,000 and opened in 1951 to commorate the Festival of Britain.

  • Steve Comiskey

    The site of the old roller skating rink has been redeveloped as “Tuned In!@ MyPlace”. I would be grateful for any feedback about the date it was constructed as I have RAF aerial photographs dated 23rd July 1940 which show an oval structure on the site which seems to contradict the 1951 date.

  • Sara Goodswen

    I remember skating here in the 50s. Recall going change into short skating skirt downstairs in the changing areas.

  • Susan Munn

    I went from 10 year old walking there and back with skates over my back to Tees Road.

  • Ian Taylor

    Remember going into the rink after the baths 6 till 7 session. I’m looking for information or photo’s of the ‘Bug’ cinema in Dormanstown.

  • A Etherington

    Going to Redcar indoor baths for the 6 to 7 session there was always the current pop music of the day blasting out from the skating rink, often Guy Mitchell.

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