Roller-skating at the rink on Southsea Common | Nostalgia

Roller-skating was huge in the post-war years and Southsea’s rink on the Common was enormously popular, as these pictures show.

By Deborah Croker
Wednesday, 2nd February 2022, 6:46 pm

There’s also one unusual shot from the Edwardian period of a couple skating on South Parade Pier.

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The roller skating rink at Southsea in the 1950s.

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Southsea skating rink in 1952.
The photographer describes this as the first Rinking Festival at the 'American' Skating Rink, Southsea.
Rolling skating Edwardians on South Parade Pier 1909. Picture: Paul Costen collection/costen.co.uk
The Skatercades at Southsea Skating Rink Dorothy Simpson is 8th from the right and far left is Susan Eacott. Are you in the picture?