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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Has author homed in on a martyr mystery?

An author researching the history of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, hailed as the fathers of the modern trade union movement, is claiming a major discovery.

Historians have struggled for decades to pinpoint where the Loveless family home was in the Purbeck village.

George Loveless is credited with leading the outlawed agricultural workers’ society in the 1830s.

But now Poole historian Dr Andrew Norman is convinced he knows the site of this early hotbed of union activity – and the cottage is still standing today.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 11th February 2009

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