1. Category Archive: Fen Skating

  1. Dominic Barker Trust Fen Scene Christmas Cards

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    Giles Landscapes has a firm social commitment to local Fen skaters and would like to encourage our customers to purchase these beautiful Christmas cards: Those of you who regularly visit our Fen skating site will no doubt have read and heard about David Lowe’s epic skate down the river Delph to Purls Bridge in December …Read More

  2. The water is here – now all we need is the cold!

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    In the 50 years I have been at Welney I have never seen the marshes flooded for most of the summer! There is still plenty of water on Welney wash waiting for the first frost – in the meantime here’s some photos by kind permission of Geoff Robinson from last winter.    

  3. Passion For Skating

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    As a company we have a passionate commitment to Fenland culture and sport – which often overlaps into our projects such as our Fenland Alchemist garden which was awarded an RHS Chelsea gold medal. Why not visit the current exhibition on modern and bygone Fenland skating – and for more information on this fascinating sport, check …Read More

  4. Some Skating Stuff…

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    David Lowe a keen skater whose company EWS is the land agent for the massive SnOasis develepment has produced a great document detailing the exploits he, accompanied by his brother and a handful of other experienced Fenland skaters got up to when skating around Welney and the Fens last winter. David is no stranger to Fen skating …Read More

  5. Skate Search – Can You Help?

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    As most of you know, one of my dear friends is John Smart – Grandson of the world champion speed skater, James Smart. Well John is in the process of creating an archive about the Smart’s sporting history but needs some help with one particular area: It is believed that James trained on something called ‘Road Skates’ …Read More

  6. Ice to see you to see you Ice!

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    Yesterday saw one of the most beautiful frosts so far this Winter. Nothing was left untouched by Winter’s icy breath and not only was it stunning but it also meant that the ice was great for skating! During our lunch break we headed for the ice at Welney and met up with a handful of …Read More

  7. A N’ice’ Morning’s Skating

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    Although there was a little covering of snow on Monday, some brave souls still were determined to get on the ice and have a bit of a skate. These photos were taken by GeoffRobinson of Rod Ward and our contracts Manager, Gary Evison taking to the ice. The ice is solid this morning and OK for …Read More

  8. Speed skating has finally happened in November!

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    A weekend of skating, email scams and a professional luthier! Oh yes this weekend was far from dull! Whenever the fens freeze, the word spreads like wild fire from skater to skater all eager to get back on the ice. This weekend saw the first brave skaters of the season taking to the earliest ice …Read More