When Fascist leader Moseley came to Holbeck Moor

Beeston & Holbeck Labour councillors David Congreve and Adam Ogilvie have praised an event held by community group Holbeck Elderly Aid as part of the 2005 International Day of Older People celebrations.

Holbeck Elderly Aid organised a History of Holbeck exhibition made up of local stories and memories dating back to the turn of the 20th century.

Many of the tales were connected to the controversial visit to Holbeck Moor in 1936 by British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Moseley. He faced a stormy reception from local residents who drove him and his supporters away from the area in a hail of stones.

Advice stalls at the event included blood pressure checks, arts and crafts, while Age Concern provided a stall with information on how to become a “silver surfer” on the internet, with keyboards in all shapes and sizes to demonstrate how accessible the net is to people of all ages. Local police officers gave advice on keeping safe in the home.