Ice Skating on the Nene

Contributor: Helen Norman
Type: Text
Location: Irthlingborough, Ringstead
Recorded: July 2018

People would skate on the frozen Nene (1890 - 1910). Men would race from Northampton to Peterborough. (Old wooden skates still survive - Irthlingborough Historical Society and Ringstead History Society have some). The skills gained by the ice skating led to roller skating rinks opening in Irthlingborough (Headlands Carpets premises).

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