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Rolling through the years skating display – tell us your skating stories

By September 22, 2011No Comments

Roller skating is back in vogue with a Roller Derby League established in Orange. Maybe you grew up roller skating? To highlight Orange's love of the sport, the Orange and District Historical Society has prepared a display on Roller Skating – Rolling through the years – on show at Orange City Library. The roller skating memorabillia is on loan from Mrs Lorraine Ashbrooke. The memorabilia illustrates many people in Orange once enjoyed the sport and participated in dances, hockey and long distance skating. Orange resident Mervyn Herbert 'Jack” Thomas held the NSW Fast Skating Championship title for the distance of a quarter of a mile at the age of 13. See the trophies, ribbons and 1930's era skates. We also want to hear about your skating stories, just click on the comments box to add them here.