There’s a mega party on 17 July 2016 at the Llandaff Institute to celebrate one and a half century.
Here’s a photo I took today (just before having a coffee at Gusto) of the old, much-loved, Omar’s supermarket in Insole Llandaf. It’s being turned next into a Coop, because we don’t have many branches of that store locally.
Watch the first 50 seconds of this HTV archive film to see some daring skateboarding down the hill alongside the Cathedral in Llandaf.
Keep watching if you want to be reminded of G&S Bowlrider decks, Gullwing trucks and Red Kryptonic wheels.
Here’s the information from the YouTube page:
In 1977 the skateboard craze had hit Wales. Professional Welsh skateboarder Paul Roberts was showing off his skills in the new shop ‘Skate City’ in Cardiff and at the Dutch Barn of Rhumney High School.
The ITV Cymru/Wales Archive is based at the National Library Of Wales. For more information on how to access the Archive Catalogue, please visit http://www.archif.com.
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