Overheard On The South Bank

By M@ Last edited 131 months ago
Overheard On The South Bank

Lee Jackson of Victorianlondon.org fame recently got in touch about an old web site he'd unearthed. Half a decade ago, Lee recorded random voices from the South Bank and built a page for them. It's a bit like The Man Who Fell Asleep's Overheard on the Underground Column for Time Out, but more hypnotic. Lee picks up the tale...

I tried the same thing again on the north bank of the Thames, but didn't get such odd conversation ... then I probably got more serious about victorianlondon.org and gave up on the idea. I kept the file and, genuinely quite at random, came across it today, one day short of five years after its creation - spooky.

Which makes us wonder, where in London would you get the most surreal snippets? Someone could forge a sociology doctorate out of mapping London's conversational topography.

While you're at it, check out Lee's blog, the Cat's Meat Shop.

Last Updated 09 June 2007


Nice idea, but the page changes so fast it's impossible to read some of the comments.