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Thread #15569   Message #140218
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
24-Nov-99 - 02:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tolpuddle Man (Graham Moore)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Tolpuddle Man
OK, so I tend to go on a bit, and I haven't got the hang of formatting, I've been awake since 3.30 am, suffering from plague and homesickness....

John, hope you get this, the story is as accurate as I can remember from the BBC programme 'Blue Peter' piece done several (!) years ago in one of the annuals. Frampton is such a common name, he pops up everywhere, in the magistrates courts, in Parliament, in the Militia - there is even a village named after him, where he had his major manor..... Oddly enough, it gives some indication of just how much Frampton owned, because the village of Frampton is a good 8 miles away, with 2 river valleys in between.... Much of Dorset is part of the Duchy of Cornwall, which could be part of the reason the men were charged with treason, an oath against their 'overlord'...

Remember next time the Unions call strikes and work to rules - the movement was started to prevent starvation - with the legislation on the minimum wage, this might never need happen again....

LTS (which doesn't stand for Liz the Socialist but.....)