Rinks and Rollers

Rinks and Rollers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... can use the Plimpton skate, and gain admission on two evenings in the week at halfprice--namely, sixpence. At Margate there is again a choice; one an old concertroom with an ordinary wood flooring, the other an open asphalted rink. The latter seems to be the favourite. Ramsgate terms hers the Parisian Rink--why it would be difficult to say. Liverpool, Birmingham, and Manchester each have several of these places of amusement. The first mentioned town has no less than five--namely, at Church Street, at London Road, at New Brighton, at West Derby, and at Prince's Road; at which last place naturally the patent is used with which Prince's name is usually associated. At Birmingham there is an asphalted space in the lower grounds of Aston Park, to which the admission is only sixpence. There is another at Bingley Hall. In Manchester Plimpton's skate is used at the Alexandra Park Rink, while at the Argyle in Oxford Street is used one for which the proprietor has coined the ingenious Manchester superlative of "the most superior skate irt England." At Cheetham Hill there is a third. But why continue the provincial list? Let us turn to London, which has a constantly increasing number. There are rinks, either in esse or infuturo, at the following places in and around the capital, and no doubt in some others: --Alexandra Palace, Brompton Muswell Hill Camberwell Bayswater Camden Town Belsize Park Chelsea Blackfriars' Road Croydon Blackheath Crystal Palace Brixton Dalston Bromley Denmark Hill Ealing Greenwich Hackney Harrow Highbury Holborn Amphitheatre Holloway Kennington Kensington Kew Bridge Kilburn Lee Mortlake Road Oxford Circus Primrose Hill Prince's Putney Regent Street. The Langham Rink Richmond Rosherville Sadler's Wells Shoreditch...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943880
  • 9781236943880