SKATEBOARDING AT SOUTHBANK IN 1977

Skateboarding At Southbank In 1977
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SKATEBOARDING AT SOUTHBANK IN 1977



Written by Dont Panic
31 Tuesday 31st January 2017

 

Here's a charming archive vid the BBC recently posted. It reports from London's Southbank in the late 1970s, where kids had taken to skateboarding in the undercroft, a Brutalist-designed space which allowed skaters to express their skills. It reminds you how far British skateboarding culture has come, with the design of skateboards, the tricks and of course the clothes having all changed so much. The final segment is a reference to society's disapproval of the practice and the undercroft has faced the prospect of redevelopment many times over the years; however, the space lives on and will do so as long as the passion skaters have shown over the years continues.

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