Not just remembering our roots: Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2017

Every third weekend in July is Tolpudde Martyrs Festival. Tolpuddle, a sleepy village in Dorset, was the site of one of the most celebrated victories of the 19th century trade union movement. When farm labours from the village formed a union, they were charged with swearing an illegal oath and transported to Australia. But following […]