“Going to West Park School and the Rivers of Blood speech – this is a part of it.”
At a recent reunion of West Park’s class of 1968, Mr Edwards says he contemplated the legacy of Powell’s speech.
“It was calculated, intended to create division, and to some extent it worked,” he says.
“This is the importance of our story today and the kids that went to that school.
“If you think about Britain today, it looks very different to how it did in 1968, and certainly going back to the reunion was just amazing because we all told our stories.