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TonyB

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Registered: 07/19/04
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Here is an article I scanned from English magazine Skateboard.

 

Its the first skatepark I went to, and one of Britains first parks, and was located in Central London on the banks of the river Thames.

 

I hope you can read it OK

 

 

 

sierrarat

Registered: 08/24/04
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What happened to it? did it get filled in or torn out???   Could be some digging in your future.

TonyB

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Totally re-developed, there are offices,shops and apartments where it once was



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Its sad driving by a highrise that occupies the same land that the Solid Surf used to inhabit. Just makes you shake your head...
Bulldog

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WOW That's way Cool TB is there any Pic's of people skatin there besides the one?? Thanks!

Wes
TonyB

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Originally Posted by Bulldog
WOW That's way Cool TB is there any Pic's of people skatin there besides the one?? Thanks!

Wes

I'll have to grab my friends magazine, there are a few, I'll post them when I can.

OldKook

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Looks so fun! I love the old parks with snake runs, round lips, lumpy crete, everything! Serioulsy. I'm not saying that all skate parks should go back to being made like that, but I would sure like to roll around on something like that again.

MOVINONHOMEAVE

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yeah there is an AMPM directly over the spot where movin on skate park was, before they built it i barged in and grabbed some of the broken concrete with the different bowl colors, noooooo i almost had a stand off with the bull dozer, i refuse to go into that AMPM!

TonyB

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Quote:
Originally Posted by OldKook

Looks so fun! I love the old parks with snake runs, round lips, lumpy crete, everything! Serioulsy. I'm not saying that all skate parks should go back to being made like that, but I would sure like to roll around on something like that again.

You need to come to London we have 2 left just like you describe.

vbwl

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They are building on the Marina Skatepark site right now.. They put a gym on it before that and I hated to drive by and look at it.. people doing goofy workouts when they could be skating the bowls that were so legendary, a real bummer.. I still kind of get sick when I drive by it.. its like NOTHING should ever replace such great parts of our lives..

Bulldog

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Yea Kel,  I always look for coping peeking out of the dirt when I drive by?

Wes

TonyB

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Here ya go Wes, some images from the Black Bowl at Skate City - its the one on the left of the main run if you check back on my previous post.

 

 

Paul Sully

 

 

John Sablosky

 

 

Alex Turnbill

 

alec

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Thanks Tony, happy memories, only went there a handful of times but good to see it all again, some good footage in "Rolling Through The Decades" don't know if it's available over in the U.S though.
Bulldog

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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!  never saw any of them Pic's, Thanks Tony!

Wes

TonyB

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Originally Posted by nukedog
Sweet pics!
Love the guy with his toes hangin out of his shoe.

That's John Sablosky - he was one of you but lived in the UK

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