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Ice skating 1947

What we know about this image :

1947 was a particularly cold winter and in February for the first time in over 12 months, skating was allowed on Ward Jackson Park Lake. Hartlepool Mail reported that the park was open late until 11 p.m. and that the lake area was lit. It cost 6 old pence to skate on the lake.

This image is of two ladies, obviously in the daytime, skating on the frozen lake. On the right is Sheila Johnson and the two ladies actually did not know each other. The photographer asked them to appear as friends.

Date (of image) : 0/2/1947

Donor : Frances Wilson

Creator : NDM


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