Talk: The significance of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the lessons for us today
This lively, illustrated session looks at the harrowing story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the role of trade unions in a democratic society.
Nigel Costley, South West TUC Regional Secretary and Graham Moore, singer-songwriter, tell the story of the six farm workers in 19th century Dorset who were tried and convicted for forming a union. The episode helped establish the rights of working people to form unions.
The case of the Toldpuddle Martyrs is one of the landmarks in the establishment of the trade union movement, and is still widely recognised and celebrated today.
Presented in partnership with the TUC.