Heathen rider Martyn Hill is this weeks interview subject, as he gives you the insiders guide to his hometown of Newark. Get reading below, then check out Martyn at his home from home, X-Site Skatepark, at the bottom of the page…
Best form of transportation: Blagging lifts off friends ‘cos I never learnt to drive.
Best skate shop: Halfords…maybe Argos.
Best record shop: More Than Music…but that’s long gone now.
Best band: The drummer from La Roux lives around that area…dope.
Best local video: “WASTED!” Video by a local from Newark’s radical Rhino Ramps park!
Best video section: Wasted – John Franklin…so gutted he turned into a hippy.
Best local – back in the day: John Franklin.
Best local – present: I don’t think there’s any left!
Best skate spot – back in the day: Mount School 4 set.
Best skate spot – present: Woolworth’s car park – Manny pads and plant gaps for days!
Best undercover spot: Morrisons multi-storey car park was the balls.
Best skatepark – back in the day: York Drive skatepark, then chav’s threw bricks at it.
Best skatepark – present: Sherwood Avenue park, only because that’s all we have left.
Best nightclub: I’ve not actually been out in Newark before, but Time & Diva sounds so stinkin’ it might be a good laugh!
Best restaurant: McDonalds, all day.
Best local slang phrase: “Kek ya moy geera or I’ll del you in the shurrah” (shut your mouth mate, or I’ll punch you in the head.)
Best point of local interest/tourist must see: We’ve got a castle that got merked many years ago, that’s about it!
Best local celebrity: Eric Pollard from Emmerdale.
Best thing about living in Newark: It’s an anagram of ‘wanker’.