THIS image shows the sorry state of Southampton Ice rink in 1988.

Men can be seen clearing away at the ice before the bulldozers move in.

The city's original ice rink was located on Banister Stadium and opened in 1931.

After suffering damage during the Blitz of 1940, the rink was rebuilt on the same site in 1952.

The ice rink shut its doors for the last time in 1988 when the building was demolished and housing built on the site.

The picture was taken on August 26, 1988.