Talk by Steven Woodbridge. Richmond and the Right: The National Citizens Union, British Fascists and other fringe groups in the interwar period

Date/Time
Mon 13 March 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Duke Street Church


*** This event is free to members. Non-members are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door. We don’t sell advance tickets – there is no need to book as the venue has plenty of space and you can be sure to find a seat.

We are all familiar with the activities of the mainstream political parties during the 1920s and 1930s, and it is no surprise that Richmond saw a considerable presence of the three main parties (the Liberals, the Conservatives, and Labour). But what is less well-known is that the period between the two world wars also saw a considerable amount of activity by radical, fringe and extremist groups in the town and its surrounding areas.

In this talk Dr Steven Woodbridgbritishfascistse, of the History department at Kingston University, will explore and share his research expertise on some of the more controversial right-wing organisations that tried to win over Richmond’s citizens during the often turbulent years of the interwar period, ranging from local middle-class protest groups to radical right and fascist movements. Dr Woodbridge will shine some interesting new light on some of the darker and less familiar aspects of Richmond’s political and social history in the two decades between the Wars.

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