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The Tithe War-Doreen Wallace

The Tithe War-Doreen Wallace

An historical overview to the Tithe War and Fascism in the 1930’s
In the early 1930’s, the Fascist movement was very strong in the Norfolk and Suffolk borderlands, particularly among non-conformist farmers, who recruited the BUF (British Union of Fascists) in their campaign against the Church of England’s demands for tithes. Tithes were taxes paid to the local church; people paid one tenth of everything they produced. By the 19th Century there was a great deal of resentment towards the
payments, particularly from non-Anglicans, who still had to support the church.
Famously, there were pitched battles between the police and uniformed BUF members outside Wortham rectory, which the fascists were picketing.



The Tithe War
Doreen Wallace
Doreen Wallace was born on June 18, 1897, and attended secondary school in Malvern prior to studying English at Somerville College at Oxford.
She was a grammar school teacher in Diss before her marriage in 1922 to Rowland Rash of Wortham Suffolk, to whom she bore one son and two
daughters. Her novels include Barnham Rectory (1934), Going to Sea (1936), The Time of Wild Roses (1938), Green Acres (1941), The Noble
Savage (1945), Willow Farm (1948), Sons of Gentlemen (1953), Daughters (1955), Woman with a Mirror (1963), The Mill Pond (1966), An
Earthly Paradise (1971) and Landscape with Figures (1976). Doreen Wallace died on Oct 22 1989 aged ninety-two. During her long life she wrote
54 books.
Doreen Wallace was at the very centre of the Tithe Payers Association and was therefore well placed to tell this extraordinary story of the fight to
stop paying tithe, and what was to become known as the Tithe War. This fascinating story is told by Mrs. Wallace from the very beginning in
biblical times until its end in 1977, 20 years before it should have done. A monument commemorating the Tithe War still stands on the Redgrave
Road about half a mile west of Wortham Church. A tithe, from Old English is one-tenth. The program was recorded in 1983.