Soap Box City


Morris dancers ring bells around us and sing to welcome in the Summer as local residents are given 5 minutes free speech to address the crowds in the street.  A lady with purple hair brings her knitting out to protest against Trident and another lady chants for five minutes.  In the rain, in Broad Street close to the spot the Protestant Martyrs held their protest against residents plead for a local post office.  The speakers finish with a note of advice to listeners to renew their commitment to reading books.  May day orators explain that a stamp and a novel connects us to the world.


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