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Redbricks and reminiscence

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Jarrow Town Hall, near South Shields

Jarrow Town Hall

The red bricked town hall in Jarrow, which opened in 1902, lies just 3.5 miles from South Shields and it was from here that on Oct. 5th. 1936 207 unemployed men began their march to London. The Jarrow March (or Jarrow Crusade) was made during a time of severe depression and massive unemployment in Great Britain in the 1930’s. There is a plaque close to the main entrance of the town hall commemorating the event, and it is so ingrained in the town’s memory that they have even named a pub after the men.

Camera details;Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/125 second, f4.5, iso 200

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Written by curly

January 4, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. May we never forget!

    Miladysa

    January 4, 2008 at 8:47 pm

  2. Such a wonderful building. The old Jarrow School is coming down soon, which is similar architecturally to the Town Hall in many ways. Pity the local Council doesn’t have the initiative or sense to refurbish the old school building as happens in many other local authorities ;-(

    S Wilson

    January 4, 2008 at 9:57 pm


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