On my drive! Next door had a narrow fibreglass board just bunged outside behind their garage so I inherited that and learnt on my drive. First step on I fell and winded myself lol. Then that skateboard and the one that followed after, were used exclusively for travelling around to friends houses. Much Better than walking!
I saw my first ever Skateboarder at Southport Pleasure Beach ‘Slippery Slopes’ on an old 'Crete snake run, probably around '83. Vivid - pads, narrow board with those old Skool Walkman headphones on, carving down the run.
Then probably ‘85 I visited my aunty in Bath, and some older boys were going down the hill
Outside her house. Thought it was awesome. Still do! It was probably later that year that I got the skateboard from next door.