For back in the 1960s Eva and her brother Pavel were unbeatable on the ice, winning four consecutive World Pairs Skating Championships between 1962 and 1965.

Representing the former Czechoslovakia, they received standing ovations for their achievements which also included seven national championships and two European titles.

This year their accomplishments were recognized when they were inaugurated into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in Colorado, USA, in the legends category for contributions from more than 50 years ago.

Eva, who is listed under her unmarried name of Romanova, now lives in St Annes after moving to the Fylde coast with her late husband Jackie Graham who was a skater with the Blackpool Ice Show at the Pleasure Beach…

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