London Skatepark Gets Heritage Listed Status
The 1970s Hornchurch skatepark, The Rom awarded a Grade II listing meaning it is of national cultural importance.
It was designed by Adrian Rolt and G-Force.
The award made by the Department for Culture Media and Sport on the advice of English Heritage. With its half-pipe, moguls and special skating pool, the Rom skatepark in east London, is a far cry from the majority of listed buildings.
But it became the first facility of its kind in Europe and only the second in the world to achieve listed status. Heritage bosses said the elaborate mid 70s concrete construction an important example of youth culture in the UK.
Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey said: ”The Rom was built in the late seventies for the very first skateboarders and is as popular now as it was then.”
Some of the pioneers are now grandparents, passing on their skills and enthusiasm to the next generation. Ynuk.tv couldn’t resist a visit
Fantastic to see this park. Have you been? It is a must see
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