2 September 2012
Sunday 2 September 2012
10:55 to 4:45
In April 1914 Kitty and Tom Higdon, loved and respected teachers at Burston Village school were sacked for supporting the rights of local rural workers to join a union and stand candidates for elections.
the pupils walked out in support, and from then until 1939 the villagers and the Higdons ran the "Strike School|" on the village green, providing an education for local children. The strike became known as the longest strike in history.
Times change but the struggle in rural areas for economic and social justice continues.
Make a day of it and visit the Country Standard stall a journal fighting for progressive rural communities since 1935.
Burston Sunday 2nd September 2012