At a ridiculously young age, Josh Parr installed himself at the now defunct Bolton Bones Skatepark, hammering the Lancashire transitions on an almost daily basis with a level of ease way beyond his years, a far too solid style and a wit quick enough to put down the most confident of piss-takers.
Under the watchful eye of the Bolton locals, namely Tez and Andy Scott, around the mid 00’s Josh found himself on the receiving end of regular packages from the likes of Pig City, Oakley and Duffs, later Black Label boards through Shiner, and could be seen accompanying Tez, Andy and Mark Munson on road trips to parks and comps all over the country.
By thirteen he’d already scored himself a double-page “Omens” in Document, several photos in Sidewalk, could back tail shuvit on vert having not so much as dropped in on one for six months, and was walking out of most comps with pockets full of loot in exchange for a few minutes of traditional Bolton nonchalance.
When Superdead came into being in 2010, Josh was one of the original team riders, though following the filming of his “Ten Tricks for Kingpin” during the early months of 2011, Josh dropped off radar almost completely. Other than a handful of rumoured sightings at Ramp City in Blackpool, hardly anyone has seen or heard from him since.
Josh, where you at?
Click the play button below for some classic Bones antics from a 14 year old Josh, taken from Joe Gavin’s 2006 Manchester scene video/Note shop production “Workers and Lurkers”, then head back to the front page of the site for a collection of classic Josh Parr footage from over the years.
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