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An Oral History of Skateboarding in the U.K.: Part 1, 1970-2000

1 month ago   |   By Hypebeast

When the history of skateboarding is told, the influence of the U.S. is everywhere. From the early days documented in Dogtown and Z-Boys - and the much-told story of California's long, hot summers - to how Supreme conquered the world from Lafayette Street, skateboarding is predominantly documented as an American activity. Away from the States, however, skateboarding has formed subcultures and communities in countries worldwide - and arguably nowhere more so than across the Atlantic in the U.K. After skating became more widespread in Britain in the late ‘70s, the scene has gone through...
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