Jarrow March tea towel

New Jarrow March tea towel

The Jarrow March of 5th-31st October 1936, also known as the Jarrow Crusade, was an organised protest against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the British Tyneside town of Jarrow during the 1930s. Around 200 men (or "Crusaders"), joined by their MP, Ellen Wilkinson, marched from Jarrow to London carrying a petition to the British Government requesting the re-establishment of industry in the town after the closure of its main employer, Palmer's shipyard. The petition was received but not debated but despite the initial sense of failure among the marchers, in subsequent years, the Jarrow March became recognised by historians as a defining event of the 1930s. 

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