image for Talk item typeTalk by Steven Woodbridge. Richmond and the Right at Duke Street Baptist Church

Talk, Mon 13 Mar 2017


Richmond Local History Society


Duke Street,


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

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 Woodbridge British fascists, of the History department at Kingston University, 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 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.

On-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 13 Mar 2017 20:00 to 21:00


This event is free to members. Non-members are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door.



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Map reference: TQ 179750  Lat: 51.46171 Long: -0.30407

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets