NMRD Object of the Month: November

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. Our ‘Object of the Month’ celebrates objects from our ever expanding collections.

We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum

November 2020

The 1880s saw the emergence of the roller-skating and races started emerging in Chicago in the 1930s. However, it wasn’t until 2006 that roller derby was popularised in Scotland and started to develop a significant following. Leagues started emerging all over the UK (London, Birmingham, and Glasgow) in 2006 and other cities were soon to follow.

Now, there are over 20 leagues in Scotland alone, and Scotland has partaken in three World Cups. In the 2015 British Championships, Glasgow Roller Derby won the top spot with Edinburgh’s Auld Reekie Roller Girls coming in second.

Colour printed poster advertising the British Roller Derby Championships – Southern Division hosted by Brighton Rockers on 9th August 2015.
Colour printed poster advertising the British Roller Derby Championships - Southern Division hosted by Brighton Rockers on 9th August 2015.
Colour printed poster advertising the British Roller Derby Championships – Southern Division hosted by Brighton Rockers on 9th August 2015.

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