When We Was Rad:
Skateboard History from UK Vintage Magazine

Night of the Living Skate Zombies: skateboarding in the Limelight Club


Skateboarding in London's Limelight Club 1988Early signs of skateboarding about to cross-over into mass culture. This event took place in the Limelight Club which was a notable establishment in 1988.

Sponsorship was provided by Vision and Slam City.

Even if this wasn’t the first event of its kind it was certainly one of the first. The idea of having a skateboard ramp in such a stylish venue was very new at the time. These days it’s gone through being commonplace and may even be developing a retro charm.

The top photo of Wurzel was by John Chennels and the overview at the bottom was by Paul Sunman. Vernon Adams wrote the words.


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