Sutton and Cheam Labour members went along to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. Thanks go to members Ray Eveleigh for taking our Party down to it for the march and Vic Paulino for taking the photo above
The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of six agricultural labourers in the village of Tolpuddle in Dorset, England, who were convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers in 1834. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were arrested on a legal technicality during a labour dispute against decreasing wages before being convicted in R v Lovelass and Others and sentenced to penal transportation to Australia. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were pardoned in 1836 after mass protests by sympathisers and support from Lord John Russell, returning to England between 1837 to 1839.
There is an annually march and festival in July. More details on that are here.