Saturday 10th June 2.00pm
Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown Bournemouth BH9 1TW
With Government Scientist and Trade Union Rep David Nunn and Eric Austen
How did a small Dorset village come to be internationally recognised as the birthplace of modern British Trade Unionism? And how did six agricultural workers, with nothing more than their labour to offer, come to challenge the might of the British Empire, the aristocracy, and powerful land-owners, causing the Government of the day to back down? Six brave men and their families helped change the balance of power, and their influence continues on into today’s environment of challenging employment relations, as Trade Unionists face up to the current Government radically reducing their rights. Adding further spice to this story, religion was also inextricably entwined with these influential events, with one arm of the Christian Church supporting the six men, while another serviced the will of land-owners and the Government.
“Join us for a fascinating afternoon exploring a true story that inspired, challenged and forever changed our nation”
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