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Edwardian Rollerskating

November 16, 2018

rollerskating

What did the Edwardians like to do in their free time? Smoke pipes? Grow moustaches? Wear boater hats? Chain themselves to railings? Let’s add one to the list – rollerskating. Apparently the late 1900s saw a rollerskating craze sweep the UK, and at one point 500 rinks were open for public use.

A deep, but very entertaining, dive into this topic was undertaken by Sean Creighton at The National Archives – take a look at his presentation or download the audio podcast here-

https://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/edwardian-rollerskating/

From → 1908

One Comment
  1. I love this….I cannot imagine how hard it would have been to rollerskate in a tightened corset!

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