The Battle of Cable Street occurred On 4 October 1936 a violent confrontation between the Metropolitan Police and local communities. The incident was later named ‘The Battle of Cable Street’. Communist, anarchist, labour and Jewish groups joined with locals to resist a planned march through the East End by Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists.
This is one of my least admired areas of my genealogy, as the BUF leader for Bethnal Green, London was a second cousin ‘Alfred George Plaskett’, and a close friend of Oswald Mosley.
I don’t know much about the history of the BUF, as I’m very anti-fascist, but feel free to share your opinions on this subject, or perhaps you have info relating to Alfred Plaskett?