It’s the 100th Aniversary of the Burston School Strike (the “longest strike in history”) and this Sunday’s event on the Green at Burston has its usual great line up of speakers, bands, stalls, food and a beer tent. Lots of organisations, trade unions and political parties will be represented. Amongst the speakers is Owen Jones – Question Time, Newsnight, Guardian etc.
The Strike Museum on the green is well worth a visit as is the Church next door; the Higsons are buried in the graveyard there. The organised walk around the village is a good way to see many of the locations important in the history of the strike. Read all about the strike and the Higsons in the leaflet attached.
There’s a coach from Lowestoft organised by Unite the Union and paid for by them. Details below:
Free Coach Leaves Gt Yarmouth Troll Cart at 9pm with pick ups by arrangement on the way including 9-30 at Royal Plain, Lowestoft and about 10 am at Beccles Bus station. Returns at 4pm.
Ring Richard on (01502) 574010 if you want to be picked up on the route other than at the stops above.
A great day for all the family to share with like minded people.
Poster can be downloaded here.