Remembering the Tolpuddle Martyrs

On 24 February 1834, George Loveless was arrested in the Dorset village of Tolpuddle. His alleged crime? Meeting with other farm workers to organise to defend their wages and stave off the impoverishment forced on to farm labourers.

Give thanks for the commitment, faith and strength of the six farm labourers of Dorset, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and their families, and all who strive to follow their example and keep alive their memory.

Remember all who fight for better working conditions, fair wages and health and safety at work around the world, and for trade union officials and members.