Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Eh voila: skid row (Allen King, 1956, 37 mins)

The name comes from skid road, the track where logs were skidded down from the forest to the water, to be towed to saw mills, hewn into lumber and shipped round the world. The word evolved over time from Skid Road to Skidroad to Skid Row to Skidrow, which was what those who lived there called it. In deference, I used the same name they did.

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