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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 made this possible.

Announcements timlb 09 Jan 2010 Comments Off on Welcome to a Big Issue for 2010/11

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.

Announcements timlb 26 Sep 2009 3 Comments

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 do not fit in with the main flow of the R.a.d archive.

Announcements timlb 02 Apr 2008 2 Comments

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…


Announcements timlb 12 Sep 2006 12 Comments

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.

Announcements timlb 01 Feb 2006 1 Comment

Duty Now For The Future

Simon Evans Shell Centre

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 »

Announcements timlb 25 Nov 2005 144 Comments

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 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.

Announcements Tim 24 Nov 2005 2 Comments