Wednesday 25 April 2007

Buckinghamshire Farm Labourers Union

15th june 1872

Edward Richardson a School teacher of Dinton

two months earlier organising the Buckinghamshire Farm labourers Union

but it appears that a union calling itself by the name was then in existence in Denham this fact was totally unknown to myself otherwise we should have adopted another name

I hold to be the founder and organiser of those unions already formed or bring formed in the immediate neighborhood of Haddenham, Long Crendon, Stone, Aylesbury Cuddington. having been the only speaker upon the subject in these parishes at present, having defrayed the whole expenses of thirty open air meetings out of my own private purse