Farnborough : Inbetween Days

Exploring the early skate culture of Farnborough… The post-boom years for skateboarding were a very strange time. During these ‘Wilderness Years’, the rise of BMX had gripped the nation’s youth and skateboarding appeared to be relegated to the past. Despite … Read More

Crystal Palace : From Safety To Where…?

“It’s weird green thing”. I appeared sceptical at an associate’s description of seeing the Crystal Palace half pipe for the first time. Having spent the initial post-boom years simply skating Woolwich (occasionally venturing as far as Romford or Fordham Park … Read More

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New Cross Calling

When skateboarding had taken off during the 1970s it had also sparked off a period of purpose-built skateparks, particularly in London. Locations such as Skate City became legendary as the early pioneers of dedicated spots for skating. 1978 saw the … Read More

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