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Chairman for the Tolpuddle Old Chapel Trust Andrew McCarthy inside the Grade II listed Methodist chapel which was built by two of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.<br />
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Campaigners trying to save a little derelict chapel where the Tolpuddle Martyrs met have just three months to raise £226,000 to safeguard its future.

The Grade II* listed building was originally a Methodist Chapel where agricultural labourers who played an important role in Britain's trade union history used to meet and pray.

A group of locals in the Dorset village of Tolpuddle banded together to form a building preservation trust in 2014 and bought the building just in time to save it from collapse.

They plan to restore it as a "quiet place" where people can learn more about the lives and times of the Dorsetshire Labourers and take time to sit and think.

But they need to raise £226,000 by July to secure £329,000 earmarked by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the project.