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An artist impression of Tolpuddle Chapel.<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.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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But they need to raise £226,000 by July to secure £329,000 earmarked by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the project.