Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

Thousands of Trade Unionists are expected to attend the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Dorset which begins this evening (Friday).

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Final day of the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

The festival celebrates trade unionism and remembers the sacrifices made by six farm workers from the village back in 1834. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Today is the final day of the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival near Dorchester.

A rally will take place through the village at 2pm, with speeches from Tony Benn, TUC general Brendan Barber, TUC President Paul Kenny and Maria Eagle MP.

There will also be music from The Selecter.

The festival celebrates trade unionism and remembers the sacrifices made by six farm workers from the village back in 1834.

For more details go to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival website.

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