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The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Talks - History; Talks - Biography

Event Description

Meet one of the famous Tolpuddle Martyrs. Listen to how a downtrodden farmer, trying to protect his family and income, was sentenced to 10 years in a Tasmanian colony. Hear how he returned and how his experiences led to the start of the Trade Union Movement and a comfortable life in Canada.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Simon Waterfield

Meet The Speaker, Simon

Simon Waterfield is a historical writer and performer of acted monologues covering subjects of a historical nature from the C7 to WW2. These are usually delivered in appropriate costume. Simon also writes and tells short stories on a variety of modern subjects. He has performed these stories for The Oddfellows, The WI, Probus, Freemasons, various museums around the country, various Art Organisations, CADW and National Trust, to name but a few.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!