I apologise for contacting you like this. I have a monetary request to make of you.
I am a doctor from the small village of Nottingham City. Our town has recently been decimated by the destruction of our esteemed shopping centre: the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. Before this incident, we were a prosperous community built on commerce but, alas, we have fallen on hard times.
The village’s elders has agreed to build a space for skateboarding on part of the site of the aforementioned shopping centre. We now need to go about filling this spot with obstacles. I am here seeking the injection of £15,000 into our fayre citie. I am therefore presenting you with a unique opportunity to make an investment in skateboarding.
As some of you will recall, Nottingham once house a treasured skateboard spot: the Broadmarsh Banks. Many travelled far and wide to roll on this hallowed ground. This venture will allow for the creation of a new spot very close to where the original banks lay.
Thanks to everyone who donated/helped with the Crowdfunder. We reached our goal at the end of last week and I am so stoked/relieved.
There is still time to donate - the more we raise, the better the spot will be - and you can do that here:
Also huge thanks to @anonymity for conducting an interview with former Icon stalwart and 42 shop worker Scott Underdown, which you can read here:
Scott’s nosesliding skills feature in a Wig Worland print which you can buy as one of the Crowdfunder’s rewards. There’s also another Worland print available of Rushbrooke grabbing over the Broadmarsh banks’ hip, which is equally iconic. CJ has also provided some prints of AVE (his Sidewalk cover wallie, one for you @PiledriverWaltz) and Rowley (at Kirkby quarters). You can buy all these, and many more lovely things, via the rewards section:
Haha, yeah man. Maybe I should’ve slung this one in the dad joke thread!
Totally, European countries are fucking leagues ahead of us in terms of progressiveness and skate celebration - their spots aren’t purpose built for skating cos of the universal acceptance of skateboarding.
We’re still dealing with Daryl and Margaret of 42 Station Road who vehemently object to a planned skatepark project cos “it’s a breeding ground for drugs” - c’mon Daryl, it’s not 1993! I guess we’re only as progressive as our population. We are, at least, definitely making big strides in the right direction and tramline spot is a perfect case in point.