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Albert Street, Regina
A point of interest on the Wascana Lake Audio Walking Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.
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The next stop on the tour is speakers corner, but we're going to talk about it early. If you look around, you'll see two gas lamps which lead to the historical plaza. These lamp posts once graced the entrance to the original speakers corner in London, England at the marble arch entrance to Hyde Park. They are said to represent free speech and democracy at the municipal level. Speaker's corner is historically an area where open air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed.
Speakers corner was dedicated in 1966 by Earlman Baton. There are 10 gas lamps that came all the way from King Charles street in London, each bearing the royal insignia of King Edward the seventh.
Speakers corner also features 6 birch trees from Runnymede meadow, in Windsor great park where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215.
The podiums located around the plaza are portions of the exterior columns of the old Regina city hall, demolished in 1965.
Wascana Lake Tour
This POI is featured on the Wascana Lake Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
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