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Dorsetshire Labourers' Centenary Celebrations, 1934

Between August 25-September 2, 1934, the TUC organised a series of musical, dramatic and sports events in Dorset to mark the centenary of the arrest and transportation of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The TUC also issued an illustrated history of the event of 1834 and a souvenir badge and medallion. The TUC erected more permanent memorials by building 6 cottages for retired agricultural workers, raising a headstone (designed by Eric Gill) over James Hammett's grave and placing a plaque on Thomas Standfields cottage, where the Martyrs' union meetings took place.

Title Dorsetshire Labourers' Centenary Celebrations, 1934
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1933
Format Document
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
Related Objects Dorsetshire Labourers' Centenary Celebrations, 1934
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