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Fri 15 - Sun 17 July 2016
Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival
Sunday
17
July
2016
Friday
15
July
2016

Every July thousands of people come to Tolpuddle to celebrate trade unionism and to remember the sacrifice made by the six farm workers of the village.

The tiny Dorset village has been a place of pilgrimage for trade unionists and socialists ever since the Martyrs' came home in triumph.

The festival is a popular mix of political discussion and speeches, great music to suit all tastes, entertainment for all the family and the traditional procession of banners, wreath laying and Methodist service. Known for its friendly atmosphere, the event plays host to a mixture of great music for all tastes, political debate and speakers, a tin village kids' area packed with fun, poetry, drama, a wide choice of food and drink and most of all the chance to meet old friends and make new ones.

 

http://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/