Orange and District Historical Society has prepared a display on Roller Skating – Rolling through the years – on show at Orange City Library. Many thanks goes to Mrs Lorraine Ashbrooke who loaned much of the memorabilia for show. The sport was a popular pastime in Orange with regular dances, hockey and long distance skating events. It may surprise you to learn that 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.
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