More pictures from the Jarrow March, which set off 80 years agao this week

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Today we continue our photographic look-back at the Jarrow March, which look place 80 years ago this week.

The march, which is 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 the town during that decade.

Paddy Scullion, Ellen Wilkinson, Davy Riley, Joe Symonds.

Paddy Scullion, Ellen Wilkinson, Davy Riley, Joe Symonds.

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.

The Jarrow March.

The Jarrow March.

Paddy Scullion, standing left.

Paddy Scullion, standing left.

Sam Needham with the dog, Paddy, who joined the march.

Sam Needham with the dog, Paddy, who joined the march.

March cooks prepare to feed the men.

March cooks prepare to feed the men.

Loading the bus with blankets at Mansfield.  Councillor Hanlon, right.

Loading the bus with blankets at Mansfield. Councillor Hanlon, right.