When We Was Rad:
Skateboard History from UK Vintage Magazine

Category: Announcements

  • Welcome to a Big Issue for 2010/11

    At last! I’m so glad that to finally be able to put one of the late-period issues of R.a.D up on this site. I really liked that period of the magazine. Thank you to Morley College (a wonderful place only a stone’s throw from the South Bank) for the use of the A3 scanner which…

  • Sorry for the break

    That was painful. The site got caught up in one of the latest WordPress hacks, so I took it down for a while until I had time to try to sort it out. Sorry for the break in service.

  • Technical Issues

    I don’t normally go in for self-regarding nonsense about this site. After all, the whole thing is self-regarding material about something from the past, and I need to draw a line somewhere. But I’ve recently upgraded to a new version of WordPress and have taken the opportunity to add this extra space for items which…

  • Glitches in posts

    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… Tim

  • January 27th

    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.

  • Duty Now For The Future

    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…

  • What about the R.a.D Book or Exhibition?

    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…