Tolpuddle and the Martyrs Inn
The village of Tolpuddle is a rural community but is where the first Trade Union in the world was formed in 1834. Agricultural workers were unhappy with their pay and working conditions and formed the union. Unfortunately they were tried in court and the seven workers were transported to Australia
. They became known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the village has a small museum dedicated to them. Down the road from the museum in Tolpuddle is the Martyrs Inn which is an excellent place to eat with a varied menu and lots of historic touches to remember the local history here. There's local food and a warm welcome in this pub. Do take time to wander round the village with its thatched cottages as it is really pretty.