The Ramp of Nostalgia

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The Ramp of Nostalgia

Postby Major_Clanger » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:50 pm

I lived in Wallington in the 70s and used to skate the Whitgift Centre in Croydon quite often. The real treat though, apart from the train up to London for Skate City or the SB, was Sutton Library. Every Sunday morning I'd meet a pal on the long, paved slope to the underpass that led to the library. At the bottom of the slope there was a staircase on the right that we'd (in the company of older kids) cover with sheets of ply and other odds and sods. It made a half-decent ramp (at least to a very keen 11 yr old) although the transition from flat to ramp was a bit harsh.

I loved the place and remember the kids shouting "clear the ramp" everytime someone pushed off down the slope. It was great fun! Does anyone else remember the place?
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