Children of Blackshirt women, who joined Oswald Mosley’s pro-Nazi British Union of Fascists, often feel that they have had to live with the burden of the guilt and shame caused by their mother’s fascist sympathies.
When I was 11, I was taken by my mother to visit her birthplace in Kennington, London.
As we walked around my mother showed me where the air-raid shelters were during the war, but then she began telling me about the Blackshirt meetings.
At 11 it did not mean much to me but it has played on my mind ever since.
I decided to reopen the case of how the Blackshirts attempted to recruit my mother.