175 Years since Tolpuddle

This post was written by Jacob on April 17, 2009
Posted Under: England,Human Rights,London,Protest,Trade Unions,Uncategorized

175 years ago this week there was a march of 100,000 people from Copenhagen Fields in Islington (before it became gentrified, of course) to Kennington Green, in support of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were sentenced to transportation to Australia, for setting up a union. There is a week of commemoration of these protests in and around Islington – it looks to be great. Things kick off tomorrow with a guided walk of Islington’s radical history as a special event run by the brains behind www.eastendwalks.com The walk is free, meet at 11am, the Mitre pub Copenhagen Street, N1 0SR – more details on http://tolpuddlekx.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/radical-islington-the-walk/ – and it would be great to see some of our readers there (I apologise for the short notice.)

There are loads more events planned throughout the week, ending with a march and rally next weekend. Loads more information on all of this at http://tolpuddlekx.wordpress.com/

 

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