Friendly Society that reached around the world

This month marks the 185th anniversary of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. Today the name is all but forgotten yet it is a landmark in the development of the trades union movement. Formed to right a vindictive wrong it ended up costing its founders almost everything. Towards the end of October 1833 the men Read More…

We Will Be Free

Artsreach, Burton Bradstock Village Hall, 11 October 2013 Setting the poignant, ever-resonant story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs in the framework of a traditional Mummers Play is an inspired move as Neil Gore’s thought-provoking play instantly smashes the fourth wall and sets about creating an informal atmosphere more akin to the village pub or festival tent Read More…