Wellingborough has a long tradition of radicalism and socialism, perhaps best embodied by Gerrard Winstanley and the Wellingborough Diggers - a collection of people who, hungry and oppressed by the rich landowners, "took land unto themselves in the name of sustaining life, not as a means of power or authority to deprive others."

The Wellingborough Diggers Festival is now an established annual community event in Wellingborough - click here for the Diggers Festival website.

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Diggers Declaration - 1852kb