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Skating on Wimbledon Common
Crowds descend on this temporary skating rink and prove there's plenty of icy fun to be had even if you don't own a pair of fancy skates
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It's a foggy, frosty day in Wimbledon, but that doesn't stop huge swathes of people - as well as some brave dogs - keen to test the ice on the local pond. Those with more experience whizz past at high speeds while others suffer spectacular falls, and though the skill and the equipment of the revellers varies, they all seem to be wearing Sunday best. Alongside the crowds in the distance, this rare amateur footage captures some lovely intimate shots of the filmmaker's family.
This film is from the collection of Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre