Speakers Corner Lichfield was launched in May 2009, with the help of the Speakers’ Corner Trust. Hundreds of people joined in the celebrations which featured more than 30 speeches, musical and dance performances, as well as star appearances from BBC’s Joanne Malin and ex Coronation Street star, Chris Walker.
Today, Speakers’ Corner is a site for events and activities, as well as a destination for all the community to visit and have their say on topics close to their hearts.
Since the launch, a plaque has been unveiled at the site, along with a code of conduct. The whole area was given a facelift, including laying a new stone plaque to mark the spot of Speakers’ Corner, as part of the Lichfield Historic Parks project.