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Jan 13, 2013 - Tolpuddle Martyres

Just north of the campground in the small village of Tolpuddle is the Tolpuddle Martyres Museum. We had tried to visit this museum the last time we were in Dorset but it was closed. In the early 19th century conditions for workers across all industries were poor many barely making enough to support their families. Farm workers were poorly paid and to make matters worst landowners in the 1830s cut their pay further. Some fought back by smashing the new threshing machines being introduced onto farms but this brought harsh punishments. Others...

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