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The Robert Tressell Society
(formerly "The Robert Tressell Centre")

4 Church Road, St.Leonards on sea, East Sussex,  TN37 6EF

 

Robert Tressell

Book Launch: 13 March 2014.
Robert Tressell, Dubliner: author of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’
by  Bryan MacMahon more >>>
April 27th 2014 2.30pm
"Tressell" talk for the Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association by Steve Peak in the Hastings Museum Long Gallery as part of the Centenary celebrations of the publication of his famous book.

Preserving the memory of Britain's most influential  working class novel: "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" written by Robert Tressell in Hastings and St.Leonards c. 1906 - 1908

"As Owen thought of his child's future, there sprang up within him a feeling of hatred and fury against his fellow workmen. They were the enemy - those ragged-trousered philanthropists, who not only quietly submitted like so many cattle to their miserable slavery for the benefit of others, but defended it and opposed and ridiculed any suggestion of reform. They were the real oppressors - the men who spoke of themselves as 'the likes of us' who, having lived in poverty all their lives, considered that what had been good enough for them was good enough for their children" 

Robert Tressell, "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists"

THE ROBERT TRESSELL SOCIETY  (Home)
THE ROBERT TRESSELL TIMELINE part 1
THE ROBERT TRESSELL TIMELINE part 2
German translators of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists visit Hastings
Pictures from the 1954 Unity Theatre production of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - The Play
View the visitors Book
Flyer for 2009 Tressell Events (pdf)

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2013 Festival - July 13th

A one-day festival in Hastings >> more

Centenary of the death of Robert Tressell - 2011

The Robert Tressell Society did not host a festival in 2011, This is because we didn't want to detract from other events being staged to commemorate Tressell's death. Other committments prevented us staging a festival in 2012

Centenary of Ronert Tressell's Dearh - 2011
THE ROBERT TRESSELL EVENT

Tressell EVENT 2013
EVENT 2009
EVENT 2007
EVENT 2006
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EVENT 2004
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EVENT 2002
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EVENT 2000
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Ragged Trousered Philantropists to be published in Spanish

German version of Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

OTHER EVENTS
Tressell Robert Tressell Day 2011
Tressell Events in Liverpool, 2011
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Tressell / Williams Conference in Hastings 2011
TressellEvents in Liverpool, 2011
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The 2010 RTP Play Tour
TressellThe 2009 “Return to Mugsborough” Tour

23rd April 2014 A symposium at the University of Brighton in Hastings on . 
Whose Robert Tressell? Public History and ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ more>> 

Robert Tressell Banner
The famous Robert Tressell banner at Tolpuddle in 2010. Submitted by David Smith

Sadly, the painter of the banner, Hastings signwriter Pete Tompset passed away on 28th September 2013 following a heart attack.

If you would like to know more about Tressell in Hastings ..

'Robert Tressell's Hastings' by Trevor Hopper.  Written by Dr Hopper who is a founder member of the Robert Tressell Centre and on the committee this is a 20,000 word guide to the sights of the RTP with photos of Tressell's homes (with map), Beano venue etc, plus biographical info on Tressell/Noonan and the social and political context of the novel.

Essential Info

Price includes return post and packing 6.00. Discounts for bulk orders payable to

T.Hopper
63 Valence Road
Lewes   BN7 1SJ

tel 01273 479557
trevhh@tiscali.co.uk

or through booksellers  ISBN: 09533905 00 

tressell@1066.net

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