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and just for a time honored tradition for one our Brits

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He he, thank you. Ok, did someone say they wanted to see an ancient concrete bowl? This is the aptly named Heartsease bowl with Fuller getting down to business: http://www.hanguponline.co.uk/heartsease-bowl-norwich/tag/skatepark 
The caption says that this was built in the early 80's, more like 1978-9 given the lack of flat bottom. The story of the other half having a car wedged into it is true, I used to skate that half back in the day until knobs in a stolen car had a "great" idea...
 
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thats a strange looking bowl,looks like the local council really splashed out on that beauty
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Yeah, it's shit but good at the same time, I did film a couple of tricks in it back in 2004, this could be part of my intro: 
 
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Like the video Gibbs, classic 70’s concrete in there. I don’t know why they dump cars in bowls and torch them in the UK but it’s happend in a few places including Harrrow pool (it survived) and Botley bowl in Oxford (buried as it was going to cost too much to renovate). It really does piss me off.
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nice little vid there[thumb]
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Yeah, it's shit but good at the same time, I did film a couple of tricks in it back in 2004, this could be part of my intro: 
 
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Love it - I lived in Norwich during the 90's so recognise a lot of those spots, in fact half expected to see the Silver Robot Dude outside Primark! 

Never saw the Heartsease ver. of the bowl thing but the one in Eaton was a joke - recall seeing it for the first time and thinking WTF is that?

Did you ever skate the bowl/banks up in north Norfolk? ones from the same moulds as Meanwhile II?


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Can't you read the 'no skateboarding signs?'
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That no skateboarding sign was asking for it! Tony B, nooo, not Botley bowl, that looked like fun, I missed that boat then. Sad times. Doctordru, our paths must have crossed at some point, yeah the robot dude we knew as Slowmo, we've no footage of him sadly, but did you ever see the puppet man? He's taken that spot outside Primark and he's very strange. 
The bowl you ask about was in Fakenham, it was originally at Edgeware road in London at a youth club, I've spoken to folk (inc.a certain owner of Death skateboards) who would jump the fence when it was closed as they where too old to skate it legit! It was going to be scrapped in the late 1980's so the skaters from Fakenham managed to organise some transport of the bowl (thanks dad's haulage company) and it was re-assembled at the recreation ground and enjoyed for many more years. The local council where't keen on it, it was a graffiti magnet. There was a suggestion it was painted green to "blend" in, but this never happened. A small hole appeared at one of the joins and the council, rather than repair it, they tore it down and another piece of skate heritage was lost forever. They replaced it with a bunch of crappy metal framed ramps made by builders. 
The only footage of this lovely bowl is here, Spex edited all the sessions we had after we found out it's demise, so in memory of Fakenham/Edgeware bowl I give you this: 

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Looks like exactly the same pre-cast profile as Kennington or Meanwhile II
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Hi TonyB, yes, from the very same moulds, just came across this recently from Skateboard! mag July 1978: http://www.jsctech.co.uk/skateboard/is011/index.html Page 68.
So the company that made these was Radical banking/Great outdoors Co.
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welcome Gibbs, glad you're here

there's a cold one in the fridge  (we don't have Lucas over here)

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