Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Tolpuddle is a village in Dorset, 4 miles from Bere Regis.

In 1834, a group later known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs formed a little trade union. They were prosecuted, sentenced at Dorchester and transported to Australia.

On the edge of the village now are memorial cottages, built in 1834, containing a museum, and with a piece of statuary outside.

The sycamore tree on the village green where they met is preserved by the National Trust, and there is now a fine thatched shelter, erected to commemorate the centenary.