Thursday, November 09, 2006

An unsung hero

My friend and colleague, Daniel Vulliamy, has written the obituary of a remarkable man, Ken Tullett, agricultural labourer, trade unionist and scholar.

Through his experiences as agricultural labourer, philosopher and trade unionist in east Yorkshire, Ken Tullett, who has died aged 87, was a fine example of a lifelong learner. He spent all his working life on the land around Brough. As a young man ploughing with a horse, he would fix the cards from a correspondence course on to the plough so he could read while he walked, changing the cards at the end of each row. …

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