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Ted H

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Re: Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 13:22:14 »
Thanks. Croneens seem to have fingers in a lot of pies ! I lived a couple of doors from one of the Croneen brothers, Nelson Rd. But that's another subject.

merc

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Re: Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 11:55:11 »
In the early 20th century there was a prefabricated building, known as the "Hippodrome," built in Croneen's Field, and the area became known as Hippodrome Field. The building was used for circuses, music hall items and 'animated pictures'. By 1908 the building had been refurbished and was used as a popular roller skating rink and other various events, such as meetings, exhibitions, dances, boxing, flowers shows etc.. The building became dilapidated though and was pulled down in 1921.

Ted H

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Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 09:29:32 »
Before the War Balmoral gardens were known locally as "The Rink Field". Did this refer to an ice skating rink or a roller skating rink ?

 

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