Tolpuddle Martyrs and the lessons today
Event details
Date
Wed 30 May 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Location
Congress House
Great Russell Street
WC1B 3LS London
United Kingdom
GB
Cost
Free
Overview

The story of the six farm workers, transported into slavery for forming a union in 1834 and freed after a massive outcry, is one of the most significant episodes in the early days of trade unionism.

The successful campaign to free the men and support their families was led by the London to Dorchester Committee; it confirmed the right of workers to organise.

Graham Moore singer songwriter, Gill Redmond on cello and Nigel Costley South West TUC Regional Sectretary and Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival Organiser will present the story in their entertaining style.


There will also be a display of letters from Parson Warren who betrayed the Tolpuddle workers and the Marx Memorial Library exhibition of the news story of the 1834 trial.

To register please contact [email protected] / 020 7467 1220

Location
Tolpuddle Martyrs and the lessons today
Congress House
Great Russell Street
WC1B 3LS London
United Kingdom
GB