Plaque tribute to farmworkers

30 March 2001

Plaque tribute to farmworkers

A LANDMARK in the history of farmworkers rights has been recognised in Norfolk.

Trade and General Workers Union leader Bill Morris joined former farmworkers at The Angel Hotel, North Walsham, where the National Union of Agricultural Workers, now the Rural Agricultural and Allied Workers Union, was conceived in 1906.

Noel Edwards (seated) is the son of George Edwards who led a group of angry workers at a meeting in the hotels club room on July 20 1906. It was the first of almost 100 meetings that led to the formation of the union.

The unions birthplace has been recognised with a brass plaque next to the hotels front door.

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