The Peaky Blinders bring to life the historic Battle of Stockton that took place in Stockton On Tees on September 10th 1933. Each year the Battle of Stockton Campaign hold a weekend event of speakers, music, dramatisation, and comedy to commemorate this important part of anti-fascism history.
Laura Pidcock took part in a brilliant event commemorating the 'Battle of Stockton', when - in September 1933 - the people of Stockton chased Oswald Moseley's blackshirts out of town, pre-dating the better known Battle of Cable Street. Especially at this time, it's so important for us to understand the history of fascism in this country and how we defeated it, in workplaces, in communities and on the streets of Britain.
Images from previous BoS events
Joe Solo performing his song about the Battle of Stockton called Welcome to Stockton on Tees at the Battle of Stockton event 10th September 2022
Speeches from the Battle of Stockton commemoration 2019:
Laura Pidcock MP
David Rosenberg (Historian and Convener of Cable Street 80)
Harry Gallagher (Local Poet)
Shabana Marshall (TellMAMA)
Paul Holborow (Co-founder of the Anti-Nazi Leage)
BoS Campaign Chair - Sharon Bailey
Secretary Paul Weston
SONG - 'Onward together as One' - BoS 22
SONG - 'Bread and Roses' - BoS 22
A poem about 1933, when the British Union of Fascists arrived in Stockton-On-Tees, hoping to stir up hatred. Sometimed it seems like nothing ever changes. But on this occasion, the locals were ready for them...