Reference number
  • WAS
Date
  • 1939-1999
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • National Front Headquarters papers, 1991-1998; National Front publications, 1975-1998; West Midlands National Front publications and election materials, 1993-1998; Dudley and Wolverhampton National Front papers, 1995-1998; Walsall National Front papers, 1995-1998; Wayne Ashcroft's personal papers, including correspondence and membership papers, 1994-1998; Young National Front papers, 1990s; information from various other National Front branches, 1995-1997; British National Party Headquarters and West Midlands Region papers, 1995-1998; British National Party publications, 1975-1998; National Democrats information, 1995-1998; National Democrats publications, 1995-1997; other right wing publications and artefacts, 1939-1999; newspaper cuttings, 1993-1999.
Extent
  • 15 boxes
Admin history
  • Wayne Ashcroft was already a member of the National Front when it changed its name to the National Democrats in 1995. He joined John McAuley in the breakaway group which retained the original name, becoming organiser of the Dudley and Wolverhampton Branch, the Walsall Branch and the West Midlands Region. He was also elected to the National Directorate in 1996 as organiser of the reformed Young National Front. After increasing disagreements with McAuley and the rest of the leadership, particularly over Ashcroft's calls for unity between the National Front and other nationalist organisations, he resigned as regional organiser in February 1998 and resigned from the Directorate in June 1998, although he continued as organiser of the newly reformed Worcester Branch.
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's 'National Inventory of Documentary Sources'.
    Authority records exist for the National Front, 1965-1995 (GB 0152 AAR1822), the National Front, 1995-present (GB 0152 AAR1890), the British National Party (GB 0152 AAR1953) and the National Democrats (GB 0152 AAR1889).
Access status
  • Open