Kept apart but still marching together
The first time trade unionists from across the country gathered to march through Tolpuddle was in 1912. Each year trade unionists march with glorious banners to commemorate the martyrs, and recognise the success brought by hundreds of thousands of trade unionists marching in London to secure the pardon and release of the six Dorset farm workers.
This year we organised a VIRTUAL PROCESSION.
And villagers were determined to maintain the tradition. Led by a local fiddle player and Tony Gould carrying the old Tolpuddle banner of the Agricultuural Workers' Union, six suitably distanced key workers from Tolpuddle marched through the village being applauded by their neighbours.