Sounds from the Park got off to a roaring start on 8th December with forty speakers, hecklers and listeners discussing their memories of Speakers’ Corner and launching the new Speakers’ Corner archive at Bishopsgate Institute. People reminisced about who was the most memorable speaker and the great personalities that have frequented the place over the years. Meetings on a range of topics had made people change their mind, their faith or simply entertained them over the years. People talked about what brought them to the park in the first place and why they kept going. Some had first gone to the corner as children. The importance of the place was clear; as one woman said “I learnt to think at Speakers’ Corner”.
If you have memories, photographs or other material concerning Speakers’ Corner that you would like to add to the archive get in touch with On the Record.