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The Horrors of Transportation



First published for the Dorchester Committee in 1838 

Reprinted by the TUC Tolpuddle Martyrs Memorial Trust 2005 

Statements in their own words by four of the Martyrs telling of the sufferings experienced and the injustice served them during their transportation. Read how John Standfield was told he was not ‘due’ any food until he had been there two days. How his father Thomas was sent for weeks to an out –station looking after sheep and was found covered in sores, weak and helpless. Was transportation really a way of punishment or a way to increase the population in Britain’s colonies by the Establishment?

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