Reporters carried mobile phones for first time

Terry Kirby remembers the first time he saw a critical mass of reporters carrying mobile phones for the first time at the King’s cross fire in 1987. He told his news editor that The Independent needed to get them, replacing the system of finding the nearest phone box to file the story.

Storyteller: Terry Kirby

Date of Story: 18 November, 1987
Location of Story: King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station, London, UK
Location: London, UK
Date: 22 March, 2016