5th November 1909

Jersey gets the roller-skating bug

Roller skating took off in Jersey earlier than you might imagine. The Jersey Times reported that “a very large number of skaters took the floor [of the rink at the West Park Pavilion] and pursued the undeniably healthy winter pastime with much vigour and evident enjoyment”. Everything the skater could possibly need was supplied at the venue, and even members of the honorary police had “cast dignity to the winds” to join in.


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Other events that occured in November

  • Ralph Vibert is born
  • Ralph Vibert was Jersey’s solicitor general from 1948 until 1955 and, for two years from 1957, a deputy representing St Brelade.
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