nick venedi

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

1834 TOLPUDDLE MARTYERS' DEMONSTRATION 175 years of union organising

Help mark the 175th anniversary of the grand demonstration
In 1834 some 100,000 people joined the Grand Demonstration that marched from Copenhagen Fields to Parliament and on to Kennington Common to demand the release of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Six Dorset farm workers had been sentenced to seven years transportation into slavery to Australia for forming a trade union. The attack on early unions had to be challenged.
Join the march to remember those who fought for our rights. An afternoon of music, key speakers, procession and banners.
Put the 25th of April firmly in your diary!

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