Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Visit a Chartist cottage

A Chartist cottage at Dodford in Worcestershire, largely unaltered since it was built and now lovingly restored by the National Trust, is now open to visitors on the first Sunday of the month until 2 December 2012.

The cottage originally formed part of the colony established by the Chartist movement as part of a plan to settle industrial workers on smallholdings which would entitle them to the vote.

There is more about the cottage on the local Bromsgrove Advertiser website.

Here's what the paper says about arranging a visit:

Entry to Rosedene is by pre-booked guided tour only. Admission costs £5 for adults, £2.50 for children, £12.50 for families and is free for National Trust members.
To book a place on a guided tour, please contact: 01527 821214.
Find out more about the Chartist Land Plan on Chartist Ancestors.