110 - SPIRIT OF JARROW - 02 (D.E. 2007) by BLYTHPHOTO

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110 - SPIRIT OF JARROW - 02 (D.E. 2007) by 

I used a Canon A550 pocket camera for this.

The Jarrow March (or Jarrow Crusade, from the phrase on banners carried by the marchers), was an October 1936 protest march against unemployment and extreme poverty suffered in North East England.1 The 200 marchers travelled from the town of Jarrow to the Palace of Westminster in London, a distance of almost 300 miles (480 km), to lobby Parliament. Their MP, Ellen Wilkinson, known as ‘Red Ellen’, walked with them. When the marchers completed their feat, very little was done for them. The ship industries remained closed and all that they were given was £1 each to get the train back from London.

My real name is Dafydd (Dave) and I am retired for health reasons and take charge of the housework while my wife is at work. I have many interests, including genealogy, poetry, writing, art, art study, local history, photography (I’ve no expensive equipment though – just a love for clicking) etc.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture mate …

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    great catch

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 4 years ago

    Great photo & history

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Really like the gentle light on the statues, beautifully crafted.

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