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“The Tolpuddle Martyrs” – a talk by Brian Bates

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE A “FACE-TO-FACE” MEETING at St. GEORGE’S but please take note of your E-news and the website if there are any changes.

We are all aware of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, the six Dorset agricultural labourers who found themselves transported to Australia for making a secret oath, and forming a trade union, but do we know the full story and the harshness of their seven years? Brian takes us on their journey.

Brian Bates and his wife have lived in Dorchester since 1971. His love of social and economic history was ignited by an inspirational schoolmaster and his passion for the history of Dorchester began when he wrote a thesis on the town’s seventeenth- century history. For him, ‘real history,’ is the story of the
ordinary person and their communities. Brian gives talks on various topics, including aspect’s of Dorchester’s and Dorset’s rich history. He has published several books on Dorchester’s history and military biographies, also transcribed the diary of 17th century merchant William Whiteway.

Doors open 7 p.m.  Entry £3.00 pp.


October 18
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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St George’s Church – Large Hall
Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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