The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61115   Message #985001
Posted By: Billy the Bus
17-Jul-03 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: any one going to tolpuddle?
Subject: RE: any one going to tolpuddle?
G'day Shambles,

I'll be with you, in spirits, from half a world away. I can't make it in the flesh, it's a hell of a way to go. Even further than for John,in,Hull...

Two sets of my forebears lived not too far from Tolpuddle (Netherbury and Lyme Regis). Methinks they were of the same mindset as the Martyrs, for they emmigrated south (voluntarily) within a few years.

We used to celebrate the event in Wellington, NZ, in the late 50s...

Have a bloody good weekend mate! I'm having a shot for the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the TUCs of the world. Don't panic if a ghostly voice comes over your shoulder this weekend.

'Wobblies of the World' - Sam