When We Was Rad:
Skateboard History from UK Vintage Magazine

Rude remarks about where to skate in Birmingham


Where to skateboard in England, Wales and Ireland (1988)I love the caption on the picture here: “Birmingham Wheels’ Finest”. The endless fear of being rude about any skate spot, on the grounds that it might be all the local skaters had, meant that most of the time the Where? guide was painfully neutral. Not so the contributors. “Take a broom” says the comment about the old council skatepark in South Ockenden (which can still be read in the Knowhere version of this guide, even though the park is long gone.


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