The day the National Front came to Corby

By Michael Mahon

The National Front came one day to "Help" save our steelworks, a lot of us decided to tell them where to go, we did not get to tell them personally, because of the large amount of police.But I think they got the message!

National Front deputy leader Martin Webster claimed two decades later that the activities of the Anti-Nazi League played a key part in the NF's collapse at the end of the 1970s, but this claim seems counter-intuitive, for the Anti-Nazi League collapsed early in 1979 amid claims of financial impropriety, with former celebrity supporters such as Brian Clough disowning the organisation. Furthermore, the NF stood their largest number of parliamentary candidates at the 1979 general election only a few months later, and met with far less opposition than in previous elections

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Photo:Marching down Elizabeth street

Marching down Elizabeth street

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Photo:Next to the old TA building on Elizabeth street

Next to the old TA building on Elizabeth street

Photo:On Oakley road, next to St James industrial estate

On Oakley road, next to St James industrial estate

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Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The day the National Front came to Corby' page
Photo:The junction of Lloyds road and Rockingham road

The junction of Lloyds road and Rockingham road

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Photo:Outside the Village Inn

Outside the Village Inn

This page was added by Michael Mahon on 07/02/2012.
Comments about this page

Pity there are no photos of us running them out of the town!!! A great day for all anti fascists.

By Sue Nathan
On 30/12/2012

I was in Corby that day. I seem to remember pushing over a brick wall to get to the Nazis. You are wrong about the ANL though, it was not wound up until 1981.

 

By David Gilchrist
On 29/11/2016

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