The Jarrow March, 5 to 31 October 1936 – ‘No Unemployment Relief for Dependants’ and ‘Leicester Boot Repairers Give Free Overtime’

Posted on October 5th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

The ‘Jarrow Crusade’ began on 5 October 1936.

The 207 marchers walked from Jarrow to Westminster, to protest about the poverty and unemployment in the North East of England during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

We’ve been reading some fascinating stories about the ‘Jarrow March’ in the Archive, and thought we’d post these two stories that offer an excellent insight into this famous episode in the political, social and economic history of the UK during that ‘low, dishonest decade’ of the 30s.

newspaper report on the jarrow marchers
Western Daily Press – Wednesday 07 October 1936

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19361007/141/0012

newspaper report on the jarrow marchers

Western Morning News – Friday 23 October 1936

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000329/19361023/076/0007

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