The Jarrow march that saw saw 200 unemployed men walk from Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, to London in 1936

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The Jarrow march that saw saw 200 unemployed men walk from Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, to London in 1936

The Jarrow Crusade protest march during the depresision, 1930s

Men walk through a village during the Jarrow March to the Houses of Parliament in London to deliver a petition with signatures to appeal for government recognition of and help for the problems faced by working class families affected by the Great De

Ellen Cicely Wilkinson MP leading the Jarrow Marchers through Cricklewood in London, October 1936.

Ellen Cicely Wilkinson MP leading the Jarrow Marchers through Cricklewood in London, October KNown as the ‘Pocket Pasionaria’, the ‘Fiery Atom’ was MP for Jarrow, an instigator of the famous march; and as ‘Red Nellie’, a hugely popular public personality.

Ellen Wilkinson MP addresses the Jarrow marchers in Hyde Park, 1936. Wilkinson (1891-1947), the ‘Pocket Pasionaria’, the ‘Fiery Atom’ was MP for Jarrow, an instigator of the famous march; and as ‘Red Nellie’, a hugely popular public personality.

Ellen Wilkinson MP addresses the Jarrow marchers in Hyde Park, Wilkinson the ‘Pocket Pasionaria’, the ‘Fiery Atom’ was MP for Jarrow, an instigator of the famous march; and as ‘Red Nellie’, a hugely popular public personality.

Ellen Cicely Wilkinson - one of the first women to be elected to parliament in 1924. Known as Red Ellen for her red hair & her political convictions she became MP for Jarrow in 1935. In 1936 she organised the Jarrow March - 200 unemployed workers walked from Jarrow to London to present parliament with a petition for jobs. When they arrived, very little was done. The town's shipbuilding industry remained closed, and the marchers given £1 each for the train fare back to London!

Ellen Cicely Wilkinson - one of the first women to be elected to parliament in 1924. Known as Red Ellen for her red hair & her political convictions she became MP for Jarrow in 1935. In 1936 she organised the Jarrow March - 200 unemployed workers walked from Jarrow to London to present parliament with a petition for jobs. When they arrived, very little was done. The town's shipbuilding industry remained closed, and the marchers given £1 each for the train fare back to London!

On the way to see Prime Minister Ramsay McDonald in Seaham. Two years before the Jarrow March.

On the way to see Prime Minister Ramsay McDonald in Seaham. Two years before the Jarrow March.

About 200 unemployed men walked 450km to London in the Jarrow March

About 200 unemployed men walked to London in the Jarrow March

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The Jarrow march - social history of the British flat cap.

5/365 - CRUSADERS - Jarrow march memorial statue outside the Morrisons superstore, Jarrow, County Durham. #Project365 #photoaday

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- CRUSADERS - Jarrow march memorial statue outside the Morrisons superstore, Jarrow, County Durham.

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