Tuesday 16 November 2010

1928 The Soviet Threat in Abingdon & Barnstaple

In February 1928, the ruling class of Abingdon, Oxfordshire fearful of an imminent Soviet revolution in Britain secured the services of its elected councillors on Abingdon Rural District Council to ban the sale of Soviet Petrol.

The move by Abingdon Rural District Council came as the council discussed applications for permission to store petrol. On the motion of a Councillor Aldwinckle, seconded by Councillor Cornish the licences were granted, subject to no Soviet petrol being sold.

A similar attempt to ban Soviet Petrol was made at Barnstaple Council, North Devon

Source: ILP New Leader 24th February 1928