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Stories of Solidarity: the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Clerkenwell Green

Join us at the Marx Memorial Library for the final summer instalment of our Reds on the Green series, a collaboration between the Marx Memorial Library and Islington Heritage.

By Meirian Jump, Director, Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School

A flyer with the words: Reds on the Green - Stories of Solidarity: the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Clerkenwell Green. Thu 18th July 6pm

Explore the history of the Tolpuddle Martyrs – early agricultural trade unionists arrested, tried and transported for joining a union – and their ties to the local area

•    Exhibition reception – discover contemporary documents on the Martyrs; enjoy drinks and refreshments

•    Hear from Chris Kaufman former food and farming national officer for Unite and Editor of the Landworker; currently Country Standard editor on the significance of the Martyrs

•    Drop in placard making session: get hands on with a special workshop – design your own placards welcoming the Martyrs back from Australia!

Thursday 18 July 6-8pm

Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU


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