The Battle of Stockton (when our grandfathers said no to the fascists). By the Young’Uns


In the 1930s Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists saw deprived areas experiencing mass unemployment and acute poverty as ripe pickings for recruits.

When Our Grandfathers Said No is a line from The Battle of Stockton, in which the Young’Uns recall how, on 10 September 1933, Oswald Mosely’s Blackshirts marched over the Tees and in Stockton were physically repelled by 2,000 outraged anti-fascists declaring, they shall not pass.

When our grandfathers said, they shall not pass


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