The new Roll-Land skating rink in Norwood, which replaces the old landmark destroyed by fire, played host to a record crowd at its grand opening.

Top photo, on stage (left to right) are Charles Santoro, proprietor, and Walter Dempsey, chairman of the Norwood Board of Selectmen. Visiting rink operators on floor are: Leo Morell of Canobie Lake, N.H., Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Whitney of Alton Bay, N.H., Vin Cohee of Marshfield, Harry Neckes of Hartford, Conn., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Robinson of Webster, and Mrs. Pat Coliani of Marlboro.

Lower photo shows part of the crowd at the opening.

(Photos by Ed Fogg)


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