Where local history meets national history: Steven Woodbridge, of Kingston University’s History Department, will deliver a talk on ‘Richmond and the Right’ to Richmond Local History Society.
Richmond and the Right: The National Citizens Union, British Fascists and other fringe groups in the interwar period
Monday, 13 March, 2017
Duke Street Church, Richmond
We are all familiar with the activities of the mainstream political parties during the 1920s and 1930s, and it is no surprise that Richmond-on-Thames 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 Woodbridge will explore and share his research expertise on some of the more controversial rightwing 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 and fascist movements. He 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.
This event is free to members of the Richmond Local History Society. Non-members are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door.