The core of the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival – for decades, long before there was a programme of music and talks, trades unionists gathered in Tolpuddle to march in commemoration of the Martyrs, their historical victories and the establishment of the Trades Union movement in the UK as a whole.

Gather with your union bloc or campaign group on Sunday 16 July from 14.00, along with your banners.

Sunday Main Stage Speakers

12.30-1.00pm (before Dakka Skanks & the procession)

  • Nury Martinez Silva, President of the National Trade Union Federation of Agricultural Workers (FENSUAGRO)
  • Steve Preddy, Unite South West Regional Secretary
  • Ines Lage, TUC South West Regional Secretary
  • Hannah David, South West TUC Chair and PCS Vice-President

3.15 -3.45pm (after the procession)

  • Maria Exall, TUC President
  • Paul Nowak, TUC General Secretary
  • Louise Haigh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport