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Burston School strike

balance sheet (for 15 months ending August 31st, 1920) and covering letter signed by Annie K. Higdon and T. G. Higdon.

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        StatementBurston Strike School
        PublishersBurston Strike School
        LC Classifications1920
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        Paginationxvi, 85 p. :
        Number of Pages59
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        ISBN 10nodata

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The Burston Strike School Museum The Burston Strike School Museum is based in the former school building. The Strike School was to continue, along with the campaign to reinstate the Higdons, for another 25 years, always sustained by the solidarity of the labour and trade union movement and indefatigable resolve of the farm labourers of Burston. The museum is easily accessible and allows for everyone's interest with way to read and understand educational stands and an unchanged early 20th century building which housed the school and still sees a yearly rally to celebrate the longest strike in history.

Furthermore, the land owners insisted on pulling Burston School strike out of school whenever the seasons dictated that they needed cheap labour. Perhaps understandably, the land owners on the parish council invariably sided with the Reverend Eland in matters of policy, which ensured that all parish issues tended to fall in the interests of the ruling class, and only incidentally to the benefit of the parishioners themselves. Exceptions to this rule, towns such as Crewe and Swindon, areas built around large rail works for example Darlington or ports for the transportation of coal for instance Middlesbrough, existed but retained strong links with other industries.

This vital industry and its cohesive workforce proved receptive to union organisation and rail workers enjoyed reasonable terms and conditions. : The Burston Rebellion starred as Kitty Higdon, as Tom Higdon, as the Reverend Charles Tucker Eland and as Violet Potter. Lovely to see you here Hina. BBC 2 dramatised the story in 1985 as a one-off film, The Burston Rebellion. Identifying themselves with the local farm labourers, the Higdons ran up against almost immediate resentment from the school managers, who were mostly farmers.

Visitors need only request to borrow the key and promise to return it once they have finished looking around. The Norfolk Education Committee arranged that they be transferred to another Norfolk school, in the village Burston School strike Burston, near Diss.

The Strike School closed just a few months after Tom's death and its pupils - the children and grandchildren of the original strikers - were taken to the Council School, where the facilities had been much improved over the years, largely as a response Burston School strike the example shown by the Higdons.

The two teachers at the Burston School were Kitty Higdon, who was the more qualified and formally the head of the school, and her husband Tom, who was also a Methodist and lay preacher.

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The libcom Burston School strike contains nearly 20,000 articles. Eventually, after a complete breakdown of relationships, the Norfolk Education Committee gave the Higdons a choice: accept dismissal or transfer to another school. Generations of agricultural trade union leaders were Methodist lay preachers from the Tolpuddle martyrs to Joseph Arch and George Edwards. At the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century Britain was the richest country in the world with a vast global empire, but during this time the conditions that agricultural labourers lived in were not dissimilar to those experiences by their feudal ancestors.

Dramatisations [ ] Television [ ] The story of the strike was dramatised in 1985 by the. Encouraged by the community, the Higdons went on to set up an alternative school which was initially attended by 66 of their 72 former pupils. This story has it all… The location: Burston School in rural Norfolk Burston village school was cold, damp and dark.

Rail workers often lived in company houses and worked their way up through the ranks in a career that was generally inherited.