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12.15 pm: RADICAL POETRY: Introducing the work of John Gregory – radical poet, cobbler and friend of Tillet and Bevin (all of us)

13.30-14.15: CAPTAIN SWING: A discussion on the rural rebellion that swept across the south of England 3 years before the events in Tolpuddle (Roger)

UNLEASH YOUR INNER LUDDITE! Join us and take a swing at some mechanised bling (a Pinata frenzy, Zoey, Kev, Roger, Rich etc.)

15.00: SWING IN DORSET: A discussion on the impact of the Swing riots in and around Tolpuddle (tbd). This may change to ‘The Flea and the Elephant: How we remember Tolpuddle and Swing’ as Rose cannot do the original talk.

16.00: A MATTER OF TIME: A play by Alan Plater (Chinese Alan and a Welsh bloke)

Full details of the Tolpuddle Festival (inc. directions) are at:

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