Community Researcher Hector Niel-Mee has explored the history of the British Union of Facists (BUF) presence in Exeter and how Mosley and the Blackshirts were active in the city and region in the 1930’s. Hector has compiled an informative summary of the Blackshirts in Exeter which includes a list of locations of interest in the city.

Extensive research on the subject has been done by Dr. Todd Gray in his book Blackshirts in Devon (Mint Press, 2005). Belmont Park, now the site of Exeter’s annual Respect Festival ( and a thriving community hub, once played host to a Mosley rally.