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

BLYTHPHOTO

Blyth, United Kingdom

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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.

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  • Tom Gomez
  • Sean Farragher
  • pinkyjain
  • Karen  Betts
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