History of Skateboarding (UK): Vintage R.a.D Magazine Official Archive
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Ouch, that last message from the end of August now seems prophetic.
There’s a lot been going on for me during this month which means that I haven’t been able to keep up with this site.
I’m hoping that I can get back to it soon…
Something happened on January 27th which means that I haven’t been able to do any work on this project.
I’ll try to get going again soon.
If you’re interested in the history of skateboarding in Britain, this site contains original vintage UK skateboard material from the eighties and nineties which originally appeared in R.a.D Magazine.
This is an exercise in skateboard nostalgia for old school skaters and a glimpse of the roots of British skating for historians and people researching street culture: part of the Long Tail for skateboarding in the U.K. There are also hints of what life was like producing magazines in the days before desktop publishing. Continue Reading »
This is not meant as a substitute for the book or the exhibition which has been discussed on Old Skaters.
That idea is still going ahead, as far as I’m concerned. But that’s a very long term thing.
At the moment I happen to have a bit of time on my hands (!) so I feel this is an opportunity to experiment with getting some of the material published in a way which allows people to see it again, and to add their own recollections or comments if they wish.