Burston School Strike Rally


On Sunday, the annual Burston School Strike rally will take place at Burston Church Green at 11am – 4:30pm, commemorating the longest running strike in history.

In April 1914, Kitty and Tom Higdon were sacked from the Burston Village School by the landed gentry for their socialist and trade union views. In response, the pupils walked out in support, setting up the Strike School and ensuring that pupils had accsess to an education. This lasted until 1939, making it the longest strike in history. While times have changed, the struggle started a movement towards social justice and democracy in the countryside, which continues in the Labour movement today.

In addition to this year’s rally, union representatives will also be marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

The event promises to be a good one this year – and also a momentous one for us in South Norfolk Labour – we’ll be making our first presence at the event, with the PPC for South Norfolk, Mick Castle.

Apparently the weather forecast is fine – like I’d be put off by a bit of rain! No, I’ll be there with South Norfolk Labour and enjoying the day.


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