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What can realistically be done with the old Co-Op?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Tumble weed, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    ice skating. roller skating ring - indoor go karts and leisure centre - something for people to actually DO other that shopping
     
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    Funnily enough indoor karting was something I always thought would work quite well in large, empty shopping centres

    Alternatively if anyone has a cool million I could make a very big walk-about VR experience. Can’t promise a return though, given it’s Stafford ;)
     
  3. BobClay

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    Wow, roller skating rink. That takes me back a bit … :heyhey: There used to be one in St Patrick's Street many years ago. I doubt the pastime could live in the modern world … haven't even seen roller skates for many years, but I'd like to see it.

    I skated regularly back then, moving with all the subtlety and grace of a Russian battle tank. :teef:
     
  4. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    It still exists! I was an avid roller-skater in the 80's & 90's.

    A friend of mine moved to Llandudno last summer and found a weekly roller-disco there which she attends!
     
  5. Tilly

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    Up the junction?
     
  6. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Holyhead Leisure center
     
  7. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Next time the ferry is cancelled it is then
     
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    I remember going roller skating somewhere near to Gaol Square years ago as a kid. That must have been very early sixties...
     
  9. BobClay

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    Yep that would have been St Patrick Street at that time. A sort of big shed with a stage at one end.
     
  10. Sir BoD

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    St Patrick's Street?
     
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  11. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Surely crying out to be extensively vandalised....
     
  12. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    I never knew the old skating rink was a church … !!!

    (That's me in deep shit at the Pearly Gates the amount of swearing I did when I fell over. :embarrass: )
     
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  14. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Just wow! Thanks for the thought, although I don't think it's aimed at nearly 50yr olds with a love of speed skating on Bauer skates (I had to have them as a joint birthday & Christmas present in 1984 as they were 'that' expensive) I've never even tried inline skates (are they still a thing?)
     
  15. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Give it a go - a few good falls might do the physiotherapy for you...

    That's how I sorted out my dodgy knee.
     
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    Just don't take minime, she can't really afford break anymore bones x
     
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    Well, get your skates out, it returns this Friday :p
     

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  18. littleme

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    I've not skated for 30yrs! We could go together - although I don't think there's tenna pants big enough for how much we would laugh x @BobClay and @Gramaisc could come too, I bet @staffordjas, @Gadget & @Jade-clothing would come too - Forum night out!
     
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  20. Glam

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    I have never roller skated in my life! My big sister used have those ones you had alter with a key, and the little one had proper boot ones.
    Tried ice skating - once.
     
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