Thought for the day: "Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning. "
Today in 1834six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset were sentenced to be transported to Australia
for seven years for forming the first trade union and introducing
collective bargaining for better wages.
There was such an outcry that
were pardoned two years after sentencing and allowed to return to
The annual Tolpuddle Martyrs' festival is held in the village
of Tolpuddle in the third weekend of July. Each year a wreath is laid at
the grave of James Hammett, one of the martyrs.
I will drink to that