The history lives on…

Martyrs namesOf all the martyrs James Hammett was released last – in 1837. Meanwhile the others moved to Essex and then to Ontario in Canada where there is now a monument in their honour and an affordable housing co-op / trade union complex named after them. They are buried in a small cemetery in Ontario. James Hammett remained in Tolpuddle. He died in the Dorchester workhouse in 1891. His family live on and regularly attend the annual Tolpuddle Festival in Dorset (to be held in July this year). We are so pleased that the Hammet family will be with us at TolpuddleKX on the day of the big march – Saturday 25 April.


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