October 2020

What a lovely photo taken by Emma Greenway of Historic England on a whistle-stop visit to Tolpuddle this week.

Emma’s comment: “Pit stop at Tolpuddle and finally get to nosey at the @TolpuddleOCT Old Chapel. What a fabulous project and how fantastic it will be to see it come off the At Risk Register soon… “

Virtual Tolpuddle Festival 2020

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July 2020 Update

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Update Easter 2020

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Jan/Feb 2020

Planning Progress Report

Blessed are the Meek

Urgent repair needed

Site Visit 11/11/2019

Local Community poet…

…….celebrates TOCT funding success with a poem for National Poetry Day.

Good News

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Click here to see Slideshow of 2019 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

A Big Thank You to our Funders – March 2019

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Latest Donantion
A big thank you to Meyts Structural Consulting for generously donating £450 to TOCT,

Every donation, big or small, helps TOCT reach our target and save the Old Chapel.


We are waiting for news from 5 Charitable Trusts.

Thank You.
TOCT Trustees.

Click on cake to see 200th anniversary celebration


Local folk singer inspired by


Click below to hear Rick Potter play his composition inspired by the Chapel:

Artist’s surprise visit to Tolpuddle

Liam O’Farrell is a well known artist based in Somerset, He paints in watercolour and oils and loves history and architecture.

He visited Tolpuddle Old Chapel on Bank Holiday Monday 2018 and painted this picture.

Liam has kindly donated the original to TOCT

Liam’s work can be viewed at www.liamofarrell.com

and on Twitter: @liams_art

“A fine sunny day to paint the beautiful Tolpuddle Village in Dorset – the origin of the Tolpuddle martyrs and British Trade unionism. This is the old Methodist chapel.”

BBC Radio Solent Breakfast in Dorset – 10th April 2018

Tolpuddle chapel revamp plan for 200th anniversary, The trust is hoping to raise almost a quarter of a million pounds to save a former chapel used by the Tolpuddle Martyrs – click to hear

David Willey from the Tolpuddle Old Chapel Trust says it’s a significant building.