Tom Higdon was a big, bluff, dedicated teacher from Somerset. Tom and his wife Annie found it impossible not to actively campaign for the very best education for their Norfolk pupils. Such campaigns led first to their dismissal from Wood Dalling and then from Burston Primary School. This latter dismissal caused the children of Burston to go on strike for the reinstatement of their teachers, a strike which proved to be the longest in history. Tom Higdon’s own lucid account, together with the school log books, give us a front row seat at this extraordinary and inspiring drama.

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