The Burston Rebellion
The longest strike in history began on the 1st of April 1914 in the tiny South Norfolk village of Burston, it lasted 25 years and was led by a 13 year old school girl named Violet Potter. This recorded program is about the Burston school strike, telling of the events that lead up to it and beyond. The original recording was made in the winter of 1984 in the old school building. The interviewee, Tom Potter was then aged 74; little did we know that in less than a year Tom would pass away, he died on 13 September 1985. The story begins in 1902 when two new teachers arrived at Wood Dalling School in North Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. Higden. Note: the views expressed are not necessarily those of the Burston Strike School Trustees.