Skating Cavalcades at the Wellington Pier

Photographs of the Skating Cavalcades

By Laura Matthews

Peter Parker and his wife Wendy were keen members of the Great Yarmouth Roller Skating Club, which performed the Skating Cavalcades at the Wellington Pier in Great Yarmouth. They performed for the holidaymakers two nights a week all through the summer season. Wendy can be seen performing a duet with a partner below.

Photo:Group portrait of performers in Skaterscades in the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, 1951

Group portrait of performers in Skaterscades in the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, 1951

Courtesy of Mr Caton

Photo:Group portrait of performers in Skaterscades outside the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, 1951

Group portrait of performers in Skaterscades outside the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, 1951

Courtesy of Mr Caton

Photo:Group portrait of performers in Skaterscades outside the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, 1951

Group portrait of performers in Skaterscades outside the Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, 1951

Courtesy of Mr Caton

Photo:First Year of the Scaterscades, Rita Miller & Wendy Rudrum skating together, Wellington pier, Great Yarmouth

First Year of the Scaterscades, Rita Miller & Wendy Rudrum skating together, Wellington pier, Great Yarmouth

Courtesy of Peter Parker

Photo:Postcard showing Great Yarmouth Roller Skating Club in their summer show in 1954

Postcard showing Great Yarmouth Roller Skating Club in their summer show in 1954

Courtesy of Colin Browne

Photo:Skating Cavalcades at the Wellington Pier - Mary Weldon is at the very front

Skating Cavalcades at the Wellington Pier - Mary Weldon is at the very front

Courtesy of Mary Weldon

This page was added by Laura Matthews on 08/06/2007.
Comments about this page

Hello Everyone! This is Marie Townley-Scott. I was in the Great Yarmouth Skating Show. I was in the chorus and also danced with Peter Moore. I would love to hear from anyone to share photos and memories.

By Marie Townley-Scott.
On 19/11/2007

To Marie Townley -Scott.
I have only just found all the skating photos that have been added to the site by Laura Matthews. I was in Roller Revels the first year it started with Howarth Hargreaves and Sheila Wilkson.
I submitted a photo to the December issue of Lets talk magazine before I knew of this website. Pictures bring back great memories, I recognise some of the faces and look forward to more comments. I knew a Marie also.

By colinbrowne
On 11/12/2007

What memories these photo's bring back. I was a "regular" at the Wellington Pier rink 1950-1970 and was in several of the skating shows. Among my partners in the dance team I remember Joyce White, Pat Andrews, Pat Turner and Jasmine Gray. I would be pleased to hear from anyone else who can recall those happy days.

Nick Long.

By Nick Long
On 17/12/2007

To Nick Long I read your message about 1950-1970 skating shows you refer to a Pat Andrews I knew Pat as we went to the Methodist sunday school at Dene Side Road. Pat lived I think on Southtown Road her mother worked at that time in Arnolds store I knew them both well. I hope you see the photo of roller revels I know some of the names Heather and Molly Nutman, Diana Holt, Shirley Pratt (I think she married her skating partner?),Tony Bean who was my partner in the comic act and Brian Coclough and his partner her name was Pat. I also knew a Marie wether it is Townley-Scott I am not sure. My Marie lived on Priory Plain. However, like you it is nice to see old skating friends I am now 71yrs old but its good to look back on happy days. I hope their is more skating folk out there. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

By colinbrowne
On 09/01/2008

To Colin Browne. Great to hear from someone else who remembers the old days. I`ve been looking at some of my old skating show programmes, and I see we were both in the cast of the 1956 Skating Cavalcade.You and Ann Norman were the " Gruesome Twosome" and I partnered Pat Turner in the dance team. Marie Townley was also in the show that year.
My old skates are still up in our loft, but without a rink anywhere near,it seems unlikely they will be worn again. I am 77 after all. Best Wishes to you all.

Nick Long.

By Nick Long.
On 15/01/2008

I just found this page. I was in the Scaterscades, Wellington Pier in 1951/52. My name was Hazel Cole, my girlfriend Julie Leggett. My girlfriend was Elaine Nutman. I have lost touch with her when she left the USA on to Australia to follow the lead skater (I can't remember his name) but she didn't stay and went home to Gt. Yarmouth. She used to write about her travels in the Great Yarmouth Mercury. She spent a year visiting me in USA and then went on to Australia. I would like to find her. Julie owns the seaside shop at 2 Marina Parade and I lived at 56 Apsley Road. She loved skating so much that as soon as the time was right, she enrolled her daughter in the Skaterscades. What a joy this page is to me. What memories to look at these photos. Ever since marrying an American in 1956, I have lived with one leg over the ocean in Great Yarmouth and one leg in USA with my sons. Thank you for this page.
Hazel D. Cole/Johns/Miller
13 February 2008, Valentines Day

By Hazel Miller
On 19/02/2008

Dear Hazel,

I remember you from the 1951-1952 skating shows. When I saw your message I did reply but may be Laura might have missed me I did say that I knew a Julie Leggett if it is the same did she have a brother named Peter? If so we were best mates until he started courting then three was a crowd. I am glad that a new skater has found this site hope more will join in. Best of luck Hazel.

Colin.

By colinbrowne
On 26/02/2008

Dear Laura I go on to the Yarmouth web site once or twice a week but it is sad to see that the 1940-1950s skaters do not respond to some of the items that are put on? I know we are all getting on a bit & some may be no longer with us but there must be children/grand children who must remember their mums/dads,grand ma ,grand pa who was in the skating shows or who went skating?Also does anyone remember the sport shop in King street there were twin boys who worked there I think most of us bought or had our skates repaired by them I seem to have a new pair each year my old favourite were Ace made by Hamico wish I still had them.

By colinbrowne
On 06/04/2008

Request on photo number two on this prog. The eleven young ladies standing against rail with the Winter Gardens House in the background.

I know only one that is Pat Andrews, maybe Patricia Colclough.

Can you put some names to some faces? Or maybe there is someone out there who is in the photo. Once again where are all you 1940s 1950s Gt. Yarmouth club skaters? Life is short do not waste your chances. Iam sure that Laura Matthews will help you to log on

By colinbrowne
On 17/06/2008

Hi there. I was surprised to see my picture recently on my computer. I was looking at the web site on Gt Yarmouth, when I came across Roller Skating. Yes Colin, it is me on the front Rt of the basket ball team. I remember many of my friends in the skating shows. My sisters Jean, Heather & I were all in the shows.

By Molly Nutman Yow
On 26/06/2008

Well hello Molly its been a long long while since you and I have known each other. This year I am 72 but when I look at the old photos it brings back many very happy memories. I come onto this web site nearly every day to see if any one replies and I am so glad it is you, we did have some great times didnt we? Maybe now you can put some names to some faces, do you still live in Yarmouth? Laura Matthews has my e-mail address & phone number if you contact her she can pass it on to you for me. I have one wife two sons four grand children now, but still we had some fun, look forward to replys Colin

By colinbrowne
On 30/06/2008

Hello everyone, it`s good to see another familiar name on the Yarmouth site. I well remember you Molly, and your sisters. How are you all? There must be many more former skaters who are reading this , so come on and lets hear from you. It doesn`t take long to dash off an e-mail and you might get in touch with old friends by doing so. Best wishes to you all.

Nick Long.

By Nick Long
On 08/07/2008

Hi Nick,

great to see you are still reading the skaters page. What about our Molly coming on line? Yes like you I hope more skaters come forward. Time is pressing.

I still would like to put some names to some faces like where is my ex partners David PARKER, TONY BEAN & many many more. I look forward to replys

Colin Browne

By colinbrowne
On 18/07/2008

Hi Nick Long.

Yes it is now begining to come together. Today sunday 12th of July 2008 I received an e- mail from Molly Nutman again one more link in the 1950s skaters chain. Come on the rest of you. I am 72 years old, taught the basic computer by my children and self. My teachers from the old Priory school reckoned i was a bit dim but if I can put a message on the page please have a go. You will find lots of friends out there

By colinbrowne
On 15/07/2008

Hello Nick,

I remember You. When the floor was cleared for a dance session, we often had a dance together. Do you remember when the floor was cleared for the mens speed session, how the powder was sprinkled on the floor so the skate wheels could get a better grip? Our hair was all white and we all just about choked to death.

My sister Jean lives in Spain. I'm sorry to say Heather died in 2003 from a Maligment brain tumor. Heather didn't marry Stanly Wildash from the Greengate in Caister. Heather married Keith Shaw who she met at a dance, at the Floral Hall in Gorleston. I married Ben Yow, who was born in mainland China. Ben died 10years ago from bone marrow cancer. I am in good health and go out somewhere in my car just about every day. Greetings to all who remember me.

Molly Nutman (Yow).

By Molly Nutman --- Yow
On 18/07/2008

Hello Molly,
It was good to hear you are still fit and well. I was very sorry to hear of the untimely deaths of your husband and sister Heather. They must have been sad times for you. I wonder how many people remember the carnival nights at the rink, when we had the organist on the stage. it was all good fun in those days wasn`t it. Another thing that comes to mind is how, after heavy rain, we sometimes had to skate round the puddles on the floor. Also, how hard the outdoor rink was when you took a tumble.

Best wishes to you all.

Nick Long.

By Nick Long
On 25/07/2008

Dear Nick Long I see Molly, has added an answer to the skating page, nice to have another one on the list, sad about Heather. Yes we all remember the puddles even when one slipped and sat in one. I can not place you on any of the skating show photos please point me in the right direction, also do you know any other names? Still awaiting more skaters to come forward surely they must have been some good times?

By colinbrowne
On 15/08/2008

Colin or Molly - I am still trying to find Elaine Nutman.
Can you help. Elaine had a sister, but I do not recall that her name was Molly. Elaine would be around 70 years now, as am I.
Julie Leggett married Wayne (an American), did not like USA and returned to Gt. Yarmouth. Subsequently, she and Wayne were divorced and she is now married to Henry George and she calls him "G". Together, they operate the shop at 2 Marine Parade, opposite Wellington Pier, and they sell tourist items and beach goods, cards, buckets and spades, etc. I do come home (Gt. Yarmouth) about every 2 years, and saw Julie last Sept 07. She still looks very youthful and she and G seems so very compatible. I am divorced and at times yearn for my homeland and the North Sea and my friends. My friends are my history, Gt. Yarmouth is my home in my heart. All of you in the Skating show are part of my history. I would so very much like to contact Elaine Nutman. She spent one year with me in Camarillo, California, visiting, she worked here and then left via Vancouver, Canada for Australia where she planned to marry the lead in the Skating Show. Apparently she did not marry him, but journeyed back to England - and that is where I lose track.
I am thrilled that you remember me, Colin. Julie and I were best friends.
Hazel Miller (nee Cole)

By Hazel Miller (nee Cole)
On 15/08/2008

Dear Hazel I am most sorry but I only knew Molly & her late sister Heather I cannot even remember their older sister Jean, however through the wonder of the Great Yarmouth Web site & our good friend Laura Matthews I managed to contacted Molly by e-mail I think if you e-mailed Laura she might do the same again for me as she did for Molly you might be surprised how near Molly is to you? If it does come about I would love to hear from you we have so much to talk about like you I am now 72 yrs old or is it young? Married in 1960 two sons 4 grand children by one of them. Yes I to miss the old skating days and the home town I do wish more skaters would come on line see you Colin

By colinbrowne
On 22/08/2008

How many skaters from the 1954 Roller Revels cast remember taking the show to Dover cote to put on their out side rink at the councils request. We all used the pub next door to do our make up and costume changes and afterwards we were invited to a buffet and a drink. I seem to remember it was on the sea front, can any one else remember it? As Sheila Wilkinson was expecting /or had her Baby I can not remember if her & Howarth her partner were there. I seem to think that Brian Colglough and Pat Stewart took the leads, any one know otherwise?

By colinbrowne
On 01/09/2008

Hello Colin, Yes, it is nice to hear from Molly after all these years, like you, I would like to hear from more of the `old gang`. In answer to your query, you will not find me on any of the photos on the Gt Yarmouth website because they refer to earlier years of the show. My show participation was as follows-1955 with Pat Andrews, 1956, with Pat Turner, 1957, with Joyce White,1963,and 1964 with Jasmine Gray. I am sorry that I cannot help Hazel with her search. I do remember Elaine Nutman, but I have no idea where she might be now. I now live about 300 miles from Gt Yarmouth, but still manage to visit the area once a year and always wonder if I might recognise some old friends. All the best to you all.
Nick Long.

By Nick Long.
On 01/09/2008

To Colin Browne,

To answer your question, I do remember visiting the Dovercourt rink with the cast of the show. Sheila Wilkinson was certainly in the party that day though I do not remember if she took part in the performance. Nick Long.

By Nick Long.
On 13/09/2008

Hi molly, hazel, & nick It still seem that we are the only ones that seem to be interested in our skating days. How ever there must be young adults,or grandchildren who has heard their mum or dad or grand parents talk about their skating days if so may be you can come on line to make our web site alot more intresting as Hazel once said it is our past your history look forward to any replies.

By colinbrowne
On 30/09/2008

To all the skating friends out there to Nick,Molly, Hazel. Pat Couclough,here is wishing you all a very happy Xmas & an even better new year 2009. This year I am 72 years young. Time is creeping on so all of the skating cast whether its Roller Revels or any other members of the Great Yarmouth roller skating club please make it a good 2009 and come on line and meet long lost friends. I look forward to your replies - Colin Browne

By colinbrowne
On 19/12/2008

The seasons greetings to all my old skating friends. Like Colin, I hope to see some new names on this site in the new year.
Nick Long.

By Nick Long.
On 21/01/2009

Colin: I scrutinized the photos of the Cavalcades and could not find Julie Leggett or myself (Hazel Cole) in them. Do you have another photo, perhaps. I write to Julie regularly and she still has the Beach store at 2 Marine Parade. Mollie just lost her husband Sid. She must be feeling very sad. Thank you for searching for
Elaine Nutman. I wish I could find her. The memories of the Cavalcades are so etched in my mind. I lpong for England. I long for my home in Gt. Yarmouth. I am now 70 years old and I have 2 sons who were born in America. I feel I have spent my life with one leg across the Atlantic to my real (the home of my heart) in England
'bye for now. I wish you a great 2009.
Hazel

By Hazel
On 09/02/2009

Hello my skating friends. I still have my skates under the bed, they are 50yrs old now! I intend to keep them, they bring back so many happy memories. I loved the carnivals. Especially musical chairs. The chairs were the boys,& the girls skated round them. When the music stoped, the girls made a mad dash into the middle of the rink to sit on a boys knee, as people met in the middle --- some fell over in a pile of arms & legs amid a lot of laughing. I loved it when only 2 girls were left --- especially if one was me! The rink was so crowded on those nights, there was barely room to skate.
My sister Heather & I loved skating so much, on the nights Yarmouth rink was closed, we would sometimes get on our bikes & go to Lowestoft rink. That was after we had been to work all day! We carried our skates over our shoulder. When I pick them up now, its hard to believe how heavy they are. I wonder how much skates weigh these days?
Best Wishes to all, & may 2009 be a very good year.
Molly Yow.

By Molly Yow ( Nutman )
On 09/02/2009

dear hazel if you look at the photo of Roller Revels 1954 you will see on the left hand side, second line from the back six small girls from the center is the Julie Leggett I knew her brother's name was Peter their father worked as a street photographer for Barkers of Regent road they lived in a house on the corner of Russel road and Crown road facing the St, Louis convent school for girls may be this is or not the same Julie Leggett ? As you have said you long for your home town so do I but I am nearer than you I live in Cambridgeshire but have only been to Yarmouth four times in 25 yrs however if you contact the web site they can give you my e-mail address then when I go again I will send you up date photos best of luck in your search p.s. I am on photo roller revels front person left hand side laying on floor Colin

By colinbrowne
On 23/02/2009

Just recently a friend who used to live in Yarmouth lent me a CD titled yarmouth days gone by from Angilian archives on it was a part of the roller skating show called WONDER WHEELS this might be early 1950s? I spotted PAT ANDREWS & TONY BEAN in the dance team Tommy Cooper & Ruby Murry were also appearing in the summer show on the Wellington pier at the same time first who were the skating professional who were in that at the time who put the show together also is there any one who can remember being in the same? Or any grown up children who remember thier mum / dad or maybe any grandchildren who may know off there parents /grandparents who were in the show. Readers if you have not seen the DVD & are interested in your skating days try it out

By ccolinbrowne
On 23/02/2009

Hazel (Miller) Cole have just been on to GY web site Family part (see Nutman) Molly will be in Yarmouth in March 2009, did not know until 14/3/09, would have loved to have met up.

By colinbrowne
On 30/03/2009

Hello Everyone! I am Arlene, Marie Townley-Scott's daughter. My mother (Marie was in the skating show in the 50's) She has told me numerous stories and so many of your names sound familiar. My mum did live on Priory plain near St. Nicolas church. We (my mum and I ) will be visiting Gt. Yarmouth and Caister this summer July '09. We would love to hear from you and connect with you. Please respond and we will talk further via e-mail. Mum did place a comment here a couple of years ago but we have been remiss in checking in. Hope to hear from you soon!

By Arlene Veazey
On 21/04/2009

Dear Colin, this is Arlene. I am Marie-Townley Scott's daughter. My mum has always told me so much about her skating days. She remembers them fondly. So, I was thrilled to recognize some names like Stanley Wildash and Joyce White and many others. We live in Texas now. BUT... my mum and I are coming to Gt. Yarmouth this summer in July for a visit. We would love to visit with you! I absolutely love England and am especially fond of Gt. Yarmouth as well. Mum has some pictures of the skating show that she would love to share as well. I hope we will hear from you soon.

By Arlene Veazey
On 21/04/2009

Hello Everyone... this is Arlene again, Marie Townley Scott's daughter. I've added two comments but have not seen them come up yet. My mother is anxious to correspond with anyone who remembers the "good ole days" at the skating rink. We are coming to Gt. Yarmouth in July 09.

By Arlene Veazey
On 21/04/2009

Dear Arlene this is wonderful news, so it is the Marie who I knew from our skating days so Marie is still there I wonder if she can remember the bra incedent ? Please Mr Stott will you pass on my e-mail address to Arlene ? so I can find out when they are come to England a s a p thank you Colin

By colinbrowne
On 12/05/2009

Arlene, is Colin, Mr STOTT passing on my e-mail address to you & your mother you will be coming to England in July? time is running out please e-mail soon so we can meet up lots to talk about give love to Marie waiting for contact Colin

By colin browne
On 16/06/2009

Arlene if you are reading this page regular have e-mailed Colin Stott for your e-mail address need date for july this year visit to meet up please make contact love to marie

By colin browne
On 22/06/2009

To Hazel Cole (miller) if you still read this webb site on the 17th 0f july 2009 Iwent to Yarmouth to the Time & Tide Museum & met up with Marie Scott & daughter had a great time.After went to find a Julie Leggett yes & found. Hazel it is the Julie I know the one I said on the 1954 Roller Revels photo Julie will get her children/grandchildren to come on to the webb site for her they will know then what Mum / grand mother was a great skater Ihope you Hazel pick up this message also Julie told me that a roller skating rink is opened on the Marine parade so watch this space all you new skaters

By colinbrowne
On 12/08/2009

To all you skating legends....
I am a 19 year old sport fanatic girl and I have loved reading all your comments about the days that you enjoyed most. The reason I am posting this comment is because; in the last picture of the skaters "Great Yarmouth Roller Skating Club Roller Revels 1954", my amazing nanny is sitting on the far right of the bottom row, second lady in. Her name is Avril Simmons who could have been known at the time "Avril Abbot". And I was wandering by chance if any of you remember knowing her?
Anyway, it has been enjoyable reading all your comments.
Thank you for your time.
Chloe x

By Chloe Simmons
On 13/10/2009

Well I have just read thru all of the comments on this page & I must say I am a bit dissapointed that we are not getting much feed back ? It seems that only the faithful few skaters keep this webb alive.I know some may not be able to use a computer I find it not very easy but my children/ grand children help me a lot I am now 73 years old This year 2009 Mr Colin Stott of the Time & Tide Museum in Black Friars road put together a meeting between Marie Scott her dauther & me in July We haven't seen each other since 1954-5 . So all you 1950 YH skaters take heart and get on line TIME IS RUNNING OUT good luck keep reading

By colin browne
On 13/10/2009

How lovely it was to see the above photographs. I did not live in Great Yarmouth or even near to Great Yarmouth but I sure remember some of the skaters there. Nice to hear that there is a roller rink open there again, opened by Glen Wicks a few months back and doing very well I understand. Good Luck with it Glen.

By Britishjudge
On 09/11/2009

Chloe Simmonds sorry I missed your message am I forgiven ? Yes I remember your nan Avril might forget a name but never a face. When we had normal skating nights we had dance sessions I think sometime Avril & I use to partner together. You did not say if your nan is ok ? If so give my regards show her photos & writeups please reply soon love to all Colin Browne

By Colinbrowne
On 09/11/2009

Well all readers not many days to Christmas first I would like to wish all a very merry Christmas . Chloe & I hope you are reading still the webb page & you managed to to tell your nan all the news? Hope to hear from you in the new year.Also Julie (Leggett maiden name) you said you would get your children/grandchildren to get you on line? you said about the new skating rink on the marine parade that you might give it a try? Did you? Maybe we might hear about a new era of a roller skating show The turn off the wheel sorry about the pun.Whatever I wish the rink lots of good luck for 2010 Colin Browne

By colinbrowne
On 11/01/2010

I received a telephone call from Julie and she said she has moved to Gorleston and she went SKATING - congratulations! We never erase the urge to skate and fly around and around the rink. I loved it when I would try to speed skate (just like the boys), the wind in my hair and the whoosh of the wind. Great memories. Please stay in touch everybody, you ae a lifeline to my history. Had a great Christmas and so far this year all is looking up. Love, Hazel

By Hazel Miller (Nee Cole)
On 04/05/2010

Hi Colin, Regarding your enquiries on names of the 11 young ladies on the pier. Pat and I have been putting our heads together and have come up with a few of the names. Far left was Katrina Choat, 2nd cannot remember, third left was Joyce White, next was Pauline Amos, then Pat Colclough, next Valerie Stott, next Pat Andrews (my wife), next cannot remember, then the 2 Rudrums, and last cannot remember. Hope this helps. Derek Barker

By Derek Barker
On 04/05/2010

Hi Colin, With regard to your enquiry about Dovercourt, I remember going there, you were right about Brian and Pat Colclough taking the lead, I skated with Diane Holt there. From what I can remember it was very cold, but I cannot remember which year. Regarding the first 3 photos by Mr. Caton on this page. The year was 1959 not 1951, as neither myself nor Pat were in the show in 1951, but we are in all 3 photos. We got engaged in 1959 and in the 3rd photo Pat is wearing her engagement ring.

By Derek Barker
On 07/05/2010

Hello all. My name is Mary Weldon. I was in three of the Roller Revels shows in the early 1950's. They were very happy times for me and I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. Of the names mentioned I remember Brian and Pat Colglough. Also I remember being filmed once. Does anybody know if this film still exists? I still live in Yarmouth.

Mary Weldon.

By Mary Weldon
On 03/09/2010

Hi gang. I was member of this wonderful show in the 1960s when George Thomson and J Taylor were running the show. I have lots of pictures of all the gang I have so many good thoughts from this time. I will try put the pics on as soon as possible. Regards Alan

By alan rowell
On 06/01/2011

Hi Mary Weldon. Sorry it's taking so long to answer to most of the comments. If you are still reading the page & if you are on the photo of the 1954 roller revels can you say where you are standing ? I try to get to Yarmouth once a year and try to meet up with old friends would love to add you to that list.

By colin browne
On 06/01/2011

For sometime I have been trying to contact a Tony Bean who was my skating partner in the 1954 Roller Revels show on the WELLINGTON Pier the last things i know of Tony is he did marry a girl Fisher (famliy had the photo studio at the Regent cinema). The last thing I heard was he kept the public house the Feathers top of Middle Market Road by the time I heard this he had moved now. My last message was Tony has passed away? If this is true I would like to have confirm but it still brings back what I have said all you 1950 show skaters do not leave it to late

By colin browne
On 11/03/2011

Hello this is Mary Weldon again. This is a bit long winded but as I do not have a computer these posts are added for me by my friend's son who only visits me in the summer. Unfortunately he got some of the information wrong last time! I was in the skating Cavaliers group from 1956-58. I'm actually in the picture at the top of the page which says it is from 1951 but this cannot be right. I think it is most likely from 1956. I am at the front on the far right of the group of girls on the left. I have a press clipping from the Great Yarmouth Mercury dated June 8th 1956. It gives a review of the show and lists all the Cavalcaders and Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are listed as:- Marie Townly, Joyce White, Maureen Cole, Elaine Nutman, Hazel Cole, Elizabeth Jamieson, Gloria Eagle, Ann Rowe, Valerie Symonds, Pauline Amos, Mary Weldon and Jenifer Renwick. I have a picture of us all I will try and add to the page. All the best Mary.

By Mary Weldon
On 05/08/2011

If any one reads the Yarmouth Mercury Friday the 29th july on page13 you would have read about my lost friend Tony it now confirms what i was asking ( see last message )many thanks to his grand-daughter Rachel brave girl on your para jump as i have said we must keep in touch none of us are getting younger sad i did not so now i relie on our good friends on this web site

By colin browne
On 11/08/2011

Hi Colin I was randomly exploring the Yarmouth Mecury News archives and looked back at the Parachute Jump that Rachel completed in memory of my father Tony Bean. I have spotted him in some of your Photos and I would like to see some more. He told me of his skating days with fondness. Odd as he never struck me as the skating type. It seems I was wrong, I wish I had paid more attention now. Best Regards Matthew Bean

By Matthew Bean
On 28/09/2011

Hi Colin, I have tried to leave a message.My name is Karen Greenwood and it was through my brother Matthew Bean,that I found this page. As you know we lost dad TONY BEAN in November 2010.It has been a sad time,but seeing dad in these photos has made me smile. I have been running some names off to mum and it has bought some happy memories back for her. I will definately keep an eye on this page .

By Karen Greenwood
On 28/09/2011

Hi KAREN it was nice to read your message on your dad Tony back in the 1950s, Tony who was my skating partner (the female part of the duo) Perrie & Fife Lamour comic act we had great fun Tony at this time worked at Burtons the taliors real posh job pinstripe slacks & tie etc but Tony was always up for a laugh at one time was soft on a young girl who's surname was Fisher, the family of  photographers. As over the many years we lost contact so wondering if he did marry his little fisher. Time & Tide have been very good to me and helped to get me in contact with old friends, Colin Stott has my email adress also phone number hope to here from you

By colin browne
On 21/10/2011

Karen & Matthew I was most pleased that you replied to our little items that the Time & Tide puts in for us old retired skaters as you say Matthew you did not know very much on my old skating partner well he was a bundle of laughs we spent many a time having great laughs on the outdoor skating rink .I would love to tell you on our times of when we use to put on a pair of the rinks hire skates & pretend we could not skate (you must remember this was before Tony met your mother ) by doing this it was fun to meet up with skating girls & boys who came on holiday to get them to take us round & teach us to skate.Then come Saturday night when Tony & I were on rink steward rosster we had to wear white shirt black tie a black jumper with the skating club badge & black slacks it was a great crack to watch the faces of our new friends as we whizzed past giving a great wave and the pair of us taking a tumbleon the floor (Remember we were the comic team so falling came easy) still feel the bruises though. Happy days, I know even now I bet he is still laughing

By colin browne
On 21/10/2011

On October 13 2011 I had a trip to the dear old town for a old school reunion.  After that I went to the new Retro Rink to meet up with Donna Wix and her partner, the owner's.  It was a great thrill to see so many up and coming young skaters and to know that a great many of them are of high standard of their class; many bronze, silver, and gold.  This is due to the hard work put in by the rink pro's.  If any parents read this column it is a good thing to start your children young.  It is a great sport to help body and mind keep fit.  Just think of our Miss Jos Taylor still skating, she taught me long ago although I do not skate I am still active at 75 years.

By colin browne
On 19/12/2011

Hi there to all ex skaters of the 1940s -50s just to bring up to date all the news. I have two friends who lives in caistor & they keep me in touch. First I found out that one old friend Jerry Smith had passed away (dont know when ) but learnt that he married his skating partner Pauline Amos? Hope I have got that right. Of course you have read about Tony Bean & now this October I met up with my first skating partner David Parker. So we have much to catch up on. When I get the photos fixed up will post on. Keep the info coming all you skating friends.

By colin browne
On 11/12/2011

Regarding Mary Weldon's comment (05/04/11) that she has a photo with some of my closest friends, is it possible to get a copy of the photo. She mentioned Elaine Nutman, Joyce White and myself (Hazel Cole). I have tried and tried to find Elaine but have not succeeded. A photo would be the next best thing. I hope all of you are well, I miss you all as I miss England. Hazel Miller (Cole)

By Hazel D. Miller (Cole)
On 11/12/2011

First of all let me wish all who reads this page a very Happy New 2012 now down the nitty gritty. Many thanks to the people who run this web site for the info that has been put on. In the last few years I have been put in contact with friends that I have lost track with long ago. Also have found out to my dismay those who have passed away ie Frank Burnett, Tony Bean, and Jerry Smith to name a few. At this point to all who read this page now is the time to understand that we are all getting on in age so if you have any information that would help, even those that do not use a computer, to bring old friends together ie Hazel Miller (Cole) needs photo of Mary Weldon Pauline Amos who I’m told married Jerry Smith? If anyone knows or they may be have family, then let’s get to know. We all have many stories to tell I for one met up last year with two old Roller Hockey mates Peter Parker & MY OLD CAPT of the Comets Tony Taylor, plus my old skating partner David Parker.  What a great year 2011 was so come you all drop the web a line!

 

 

By colin browne
On 24/01/2012

I just logged in to our Yarmouth website.  Hello to everyone.  Just a reminder to Mary Weldon, please send me the photo of the Caveliers with Elaine Nutman and myself (Hazel Cole) to:  Hazel Miller 2571 Neptune Place Port Hueneme, CA 93041 USA Phone: 01-805-985-5174.  I am now 73, Julie Leggett is also 73 and lives in Gorleston.  I plan to come to Yarmouth next year 2013 and would love to see anyone and all from our days together.

By Hazel Doreen Miller (nee Cole)
On 08/05/2012

Doe's anyone have any information about the roller skating rink in 1911?  My great grandmother Effie Ellen Ives taught roller-skating at the Wintergarden about 1911, she was 22 then.

By Malcolm Ives
On 18/09/2012

just a quick line to see if any more photos or intersting items have come to life I would love to know if there is any replies on the Pauline Amos who was married to a Jerry Smith? or any family of Frank Burnett awating infomation

By colin browne
On 24/05/2013

I have just logged into this website for the first time and it has brought back many memories of the happy times we enjoyed skating at Yarmouth. It was interesting to get news from Molly Nutman and Marie Townley I knew them all. I was very sad to hear of the early demise of Heather Nutman who married Keith Shaw. Unfortunately when I joined the Army in 1953 I moved away from Yarmouth and apart from short visits when I visit my sister have lost all contact. Reading this website was like a breath of fresh air as past memories flooded back. I remember many of the skaters mentioned, some might even remember me! I now live in Rochester Kent where partnering Heather Nutman we once participated in the Kent Coastal Bowl at the Rochester Casino. I married Shirley Pearson who I met on the rink at Yarmouth when she was on holiday, we have now been married over 55 years and have three children and three grandchildren all wno live locally to ourselves.

By Stanley Wildash
On 11/09/2013

What a surprise to see you found our website Stanley. It was great to learn about you & your family. Guess who was asking me if I knew about your where abouts a few months ago? Guy (Clive) Talbot. Guy & I have kept in touch all these years. I became a S R N & took off to Australia leaving my family behind !

By Molly Nutman Yow.
On 22/10/2013

Hi Molly It was great to hear from you and that you are still in contact with Guy Talbot I last heard of him when he was working in London and I was still in the Army serving in the Ministry of Defence - that was in 1972, how the years pass. Interesting to see you went to Australia, in our younger days non of us could foresee how we would disperse around the world. While in the Army, in which I served 32 years, we managed to travel all over the world. On retirement from the Army we settled in The Medway Area although I also worked for a period in Africa. Now we try to lead an active retirement. I note Jean lives in Spain. We actually spend the winters in Spain and have done so for the last eight years. We are based in La Manga, where is Jean? If you can get my email address from this web site it would be great to hear from you and Guy. Look after yourself and best wishes to any readers of this website who remember me Stan Wildash 27/12/13

By Stanley Wildash
On 20/01/2014

I first met Anthony Bean when we stayed at his home b4 the war .Years later we met on the rink with Jocelyn and Brian and also Sylvia Dray. Her father was captain of the Norwich Belle. I was born a fensman but never 4got my love of the sea. Good fortune 2 the Jacksons and Osbornes and branches of my family.happy 2014 #

By gavin utting
On 20/01/2014

hi , does anyone know Valerie Woolsey , she will be 65 this year and I would like to get old skating photos of her x 

By Sonia
On 27/04/2015

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