There was growing unrest during the time leading up to the arrest of the Martyrs in 1834.Frampton became aware that trouble was brewing and made sure he had spies within the local community to pass him information, as he was determined to suppress any protest for better living conditions.

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).