Historian seeks to protect fascist graffiti





A historian has launched a one-man campaign to protect 1930s fascist graffiti, claiming it is of historical significance.

The black-painted slogan, now barely visible, reads "STAND BY THE KING", with the crooked-flash logo of the British Union of Fascists encircled below.

The work is thought to date from the abdication crisis when Edward VIII had to choose between keeping his throne or marrying American divorcee Wallis Simpson in 1936....

Alan Quinn has launched a one-man campaign to try to protect the graffiti before it disappears from the wall of a listed building close to the Market Place entrance to the parish church in Aylsham, Norfolk....

Earlier this year Mr Quinn and Dr Stephen Cullen were interviewed about the graffiti for BBC Radio Four's Making History programme....


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