Labour History Review

Public History Review Essay

The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Related Sites

Labour History Review (2002), 67, (2), 221–228.

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Memorial Cottages, Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7EH; tel.: 01305 848237; website: www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk Google Scholar

G. B. Shaw, ‘A Shavian Commentary on Martyrs’, in the TUC centenary collection, The Book of the Martyrs of Tolpuddle, London, The TUC General Council, 1934, p. ix. Google Scholar

The full story of the martyrs can best be found in the TUC centenary collection. Other accounts include Joyce Marlow, The Tolpuddle Martyrs, London, Deutsch, 1971, and M. M. and A. W. Firth, Tolpuddle Martyrs, London, Martin Hopkinson, 1934. A comprehensive list of pamphlets, plays and videos, which tell aspects of the story, can be found at www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/mus_pub_story.htm Google Scholar

Clare Griffiths, ‘Remembering Tolpuddle: Rural History and Commemoration in the Inter-War Labour Movement’, History Workshop Journal, 44, 1997, p. 146. Remembering Tolpuddle: Rural History and Commemoration in the Inter-War Labour Movement History Workshop Journal 44 146 Google Scholar

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R. Shackleton, ‘Trade unions and the slump’, in B. Pimlott and C. Cook (eds), Trade Unions in British Politics: The first 250 years, 2nd edn, London, Longman, 1991, p. 109. Trade Unions in British Politics: The first 250 years 109 Google Scholar

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West Dorset District Council, Stratton House, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ; tel.: 01305 252241; website: www.westdorset.com Google Scholar

G. Loveless, The Victims of Whiggery, London, Central Dorchester Committee, 1837, pp. 7-8. The Victims of Whiggery 7 8 Google Scholar

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Sidney and Beatrice Webb, The History of Trade Unionism, rev. edn, London, Longmans, 1920. The History of Trade Unionism Google Scholar

W. H. Fraser, ‘Trade Unionism’, in J. T. Ward (ed.), Popular Movements c. 1830-1850, London, Macmillan, 1970, p. 105. Popular Movements c. 1830-1850 105 Google Scholar

The Book of the Martyrs of Tolpuddle, pp. 60-6. Google Scholar

See, for example, Fraser, ‘Trade Unionism’, pp. 106-8; G. D. H. Cole and A. W. Filson (eds), British Working Class Movements: selected documents, 1789-1875, 2nd edn, London, MacMillan, 1965, pp. 270-6; and John Rule and Roger Wells’ essays in John Rule (ed.), British Trade Unionism 1750-1850: the formative years, London, Longman, 1988. British Working Class Movements: selected documents, 1789-1875 270 6 Google Scholar

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The Book of The Martyrs of Tolpuddle, p. 57. Google Scholar

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Although a somewhat different emphasis can be found in Joyce Marlow, Tolpuddle Martyrs. Google Scholar

The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum and Memorial Cottages, Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7EH; tel.: 01305 848237; website: www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk Google Scholar

G. B. Shaw, ‘A Shavian Commentary on Martyrs’, in the TUC centenary collection, The Book of the Martyrs of Tolpuddle, London, The TUC General Council, 1934, p. ix. Google Scholar

The full story of the martyrs can best be found in the TUC centenary collection. Other accounts include Joyce Marlow, The Tolpuddle Martyrs, London, Deutsch, 1971, and M. M. and A. W. Firth, Tolpuddle Martyrs, London, Martin Hopkinson, 1934. A comprehensive list of pamphlets, plays and videos, which tell aspects of the story, can be found at www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/mus_pub_story.htm Google Scholar

Clare Griffiths, ‘Remembering Tolpuddle: Rural History and Commemoration in the Inter-War Labour Movement’, History Workshop Journal, 44, 1997, p. 146. Remembering Tolpuddle: Rural History and Commemoration in the Inter-War Labour Movement History Workshop Journal 44 146 Google Scholar

 Google Scholar

R. Shackleton, ‘Trade unions and the slump’, in B. Pimlott and C. Cook (eds), Trade Unions in British Politics: The first 250 years, 2nd edn, London, Longman, 1991, p. 109. Trade Unions in British Politics: The first 250 years 109 Google Scholar

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West Dorset District Council, Stratton House, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ; tel.: 01305 252241; website: www.westdorset.com Google Scholar

G. Loveless, The Victims of Whiggery, London, Central Dorchester Committee, 1837, pp. 7-8. The Victims of Whiggery 7 8 Google Scholar

 Google Scholar

Sidney and Beatrice Webb, The History of Trade Unionism, rev. edn, London, Longmans, 1920. The History of Trade Unionism Google Scholar

W. H. Fraser, ‘Trade Unionism’, in J. T. Ward (ed.), Popular Movements c. 1830-1850, London, Macmillan, 1970, p. 105. Popular Movements c. 1830-1850 105 Google Scholar

The Book of the Martyrs of Tolpuddle, pp. 60-6. Google Scholar

See, for example, Fraser, ‘Trade Unionism’, pp. 106-8; G. D. H. Cole and A. W. Filson (eds), British Working Class Movements: selected documents, 1789-1875, 2nd edn, London, MacMillan, 1965, pp. 270-6; and John Rule and Roger Wells’ essays in John Rule (ed.), British Trade Unionism 1750-1850: the formative years, London, Longman, 1988. British Working Class Movements: selected documents, 1789-1875 270 6 Google Scholar

 Google Scholar

 Google Scholar

The Book of The Martyrs of Tolpuddle, p. 57. Google Scholar

 Google Scholar

Although a somewhat different emphasis can be found in Joyce Marlow, Tolpuddle Martyrs. Google Scholar

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