Unemployed and hungry, they marched to London
The Jarrow Crusade is the best known hunger march, but there were many others says PETER FROST
EIGHTY years ago this month the Jarrow March, also known as the Jarrow Crusade, arrived in London.
Around 200 men set off 80 years ago today on a 26-day march from Jarrow to London to protest against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the northeast Tyneside town.
Although it wasn’t the first or indeed the biggest protest march of unemployed people, it certainly caught the imagination of the nation.
In fact, many other marches of the unemployed to London, termed hunger marches, had taken... read more
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