It was Robert Owen who set up the first national Trade Union in 1830’s
The Tolpuddle Martyrs 1834 were followers of the Robert Owen Friendly Society
Please come along and support the Co-operative Party Gazebo and stall at the Festival.
The Co-operative Movement helped create the Trade Union Movement.
The Tolpuddle Martyrs were arrested, imprisoned and transported to Australia, because they swore an oath to the Robert Owen Friendly Society.
For just a few years our Party in Dorset have had a stall at this event to tell the wider Labour Movement of the importance of the Party and Co-operative Movement to them. But our members have been attending since the very beginning.
Visit http://www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/festival to see how to attend, note Sunday is free.
The Co-operative Party
65 St John St