Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

The date of this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival is the weekend of 13-15 July. This is an excellent and very popular event commemorating some of the pioneers of trade unionism. The procession and rally will take place on the Sunday 15 July.

More details here.

Have a look at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Museum website too, it has lots of information and details about the event.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow wrote to members about this event and the Durham Miner's Gala:

I am writing to remind you about this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival and Durham Miners’ Gala taking place in a few weeks time.

The date of this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival is the weekend of 13-15 July. This is an excellent and very popular event commemorating some of the pioneers of trade unionism. The procession and rally will take place on the Sunday 15 July.

The Durham Miners’ Gala is also taking place the same weekend, on Saturday 14 July. As usual tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the march and rally.

The RMT does not set the dates for these events. While it unfortunate that these events are taking place over the same weekend the Miners’ Gala is taking place on the Saturday and Tolpuddle Rally on the Sunday. I hope that you will make every effort to attend and make sure that RMT is well represented.

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