Marking the 80th anniversary of the Jarrow March

The Jarrow March.
The Jarrow March.

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the Jarrow March.

The march, also referred to as the Jarrow Crusade, began on October 5, 1936, in protest at the unemployment and poverty being suffered by the people of Jarrow during that decade.

Some 200 men marched from the town to London during the course of the 26 days, carrying a petition to the British government, requesting the re-establishment of industry in Jarrow.

To commemorate the march, and pay tribute to the hardy and determined souls who took part, all this week we will be featuring photographic images from the march.