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Ruskin House is situated in its own grounds on Coombe Road, Croydon, South London. It is and has been an important centre of Britain's progressive movements for a century, with many organisations such as Momentum and Amnstey International meeting at the house regularly. It is the headquarters of the Communist Party of Britain and Croydon's Labour, Trade Union and Co-operative movements and is itself a co-operative.

Today Ruskin House continues to offer a social club with superb facilities for enjoying a quiet drink inlcuding beautfiul gardens and a patio area. Their are also a variety of clubs, classes, live music and open mic nights that take place on a weekly basis.

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Tolpuddle Festival Coach 22 July 2018 Contact Roy 07941 890756

22
Jul 2018
Sunday
12 Noon to 5.30 COACH

In the 1830s life in villages like Tolpuddle was hard and getting worse. Farm workers could not bear yet more cuts to their pay. Some fought back by smashing the new threshing machines but this brought harsh punishments.

In 1834, farm workers in west Dorset formed a trade union. Unions were lawful and growing fast but six leaders of the union were arrested and sentenced to seven years’ transportation for taking an oath of secrecy. A massive protest swept across the country. Thousands of people marched through London and many more organised petitions and protest meetings to demand their freedom.

The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, leading to the foundation of modern day trade unionism.

The Festival

14-16 July 2017

Every year in July, thousands of people to enjoy the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival. It is a weekend of family entertainment, stalls, political debate, comedy, music and a grand procession through the village.

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Halls for Hire

Set in stunning grounds Ruskin House is the perfect venue to host your wedding, birthday celebrations or events. We have two halls available (one with its own bar) and huge gardens at the front and back of the property.

We also have a number of smaller rooms that are ideal for meetings, clubs and classes.

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Mon - Thurs
7pm - 11pm
Fri - Sat
7pm - 12pm
Sun
7pm - 11pm

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