Jarrow Crusade

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    this was from a newspaper in South Shields Museum i did not need to retouch it just tried to get a good photo Jarrow Crusade 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 during the Great Depression.[The 207 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 town's shipbuilding industry remained closed, with the marchers given £1 each for the train fare back from London.
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    Barly..
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    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29078091@N00/14899072960/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2014-08-21T11:27:14
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