The families left behind faced possible starvation. They were able to survive because of support from the trade union movement, which also led the ultimately successful campagn for the men's freedom and return which changed this country for ever.

Short Film Narrated by Maxine Peake for the Tolpuddle AV Trail. For the full trail including links to extra information, the story in the Martyrs' own words and exciting interactive activities for all ages, download the free App from your App store (or follow the link on the main Trail page).