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    I think you're right Chris.



    Another DJ at that time was Georgie Hardacre (not sure if I've spelt his name correctly). If my memory serves me right he was at the ice rink for a time. Robbie Rave could have been his nickname maybe, (although it doesn't connect to the name George!). A schoolfriend of mine knew Georgie and he was from the Everton Valley area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    The only black DJ I knew of was Les Spain. I remember him from the clubs in town though, and not the ice rink. Don't suppose it would be him would it ??
    Nope..Wasn't him Lindy..This fella got a spot on Radio Merseyside or Radio City (Soul Music spot)..Cant remember which one Now..Cause of his reputation at the Ice Rink.

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    oohh yeahh .. there was a black DJ on Radio Merseyside.

    Was it Melvyn Lyons ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    oohh yeahh .. there was a black DJ on Radio Merseyside.

    Was it Melvyn Lyons ??

    Nope..Ha Haaa..!!

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    ey you Gerard !! we're playing tic around the threads again !! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    ey you Gerard !! we're playing tic around the threads again !! !
    A know..Yer follied me the Ice Rink..Yer follied me t' Bucks Place..Yer even follied me to the Sportsman....an now yer follien me on ere..Pah !!!..Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post

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    Back to the subject....guess the Silver Blades and the Palace must be the same place. If I remember right the Palace closed in the late 50's or early 60's. So, t'other one must have opened in the same place. I was gone in the mid 60's so I wouldn't know.

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    March 1984.
    Liverpool Ice Rink is at the left.

    The building 's history was quite interesting.
    It opened in 1928 as a dance hall called the Palais de Danse, but it closed just after a year, to reopen in 1929 as the Casino Roller Skating Rink.
    The Casino being the name of the cinema next door (which had opened in 1923).
    Roller Skating only lasted until 1930.
    After being closed for just over a year it reopened in 1931 as the Casino Ice Rink, and closed just two years later.
    The building was again closed for a year and reopened in 1934 as a Mission Hall for a short while.
    Renamed the Liverpool Palace Ice Rink it reopened in 1935, to be renamed Silver Blades Ice Rink in 1960, and finally Liverpool Ice Rink in 1978.
    The final owner wanted Liverpool City Council to take it over, which didn't happen, so it was closed in 1986 and demolished in 1990.

    All three buildings in this photo have been demolished.
    Last edited by PhilipG; 02-24-2007 at 09:52 AM.

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    Hi Philip

    Many thanks for the photograph, Philip. The place had a chequered history in terms of opening and closing so it's not surprising there is some confusion over it. Thanks for all that great information on the history of the rink.

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    The DJ wasn't James Class was it who did the soul spot on city? Jon Jessop was the only other one I remember but he was white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christy View Post
    The DJ wasn't James Class was it who did the soul spot on city? Jon Jessop was the only other one I remember but he was white.
    No Christy wasn't James Class mate.

    Do yer all give in !!

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    Cool silver blades...

    i have strong memories of my first grope and first kiss there in the dark cold shadows of the rink with the great music blasting out...

    i was quite shy in those days...

    honest!!!

    but have great memories of the singing and dancing (well ice jiggling more like) and falling over...!!!

    Lemmo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    No Christy wasn't James Class mate.

    Do yer all give in !!
    Go on then........ who the F**k was it man, the suspense is killing me!!

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