NZ3265 : 'The Jarrow March', Jarrow Metro Station

taken 2 years ago, near to Tyne Tunnel, South Tyneside, Great Britain

'The Jarrow March', Jarrow Metro Station
'The Jarrow March', Jarrow Metro Station
'The Jarrow March', by Vincent Rea (1984) is situated on Platform 2 of Jarrow Metro Station NZ3265 : Jarrow Metro Station

This low relief sculpture commemorates the 207 Jarrow Marchers who, in 1936, walked from Tyneside to London to protest about the lack of jobs. They received rousing support as they passed through England, although along their route they were monitored by the Special Branch.

Vince Rae’s image was adapted from a contemporary photograph of the marchers and its use of steel recycled from a scrapped ship makes a poignant link to their plight.
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The sculpture's unveiling was part of a weekend visit to Tyne and Wear by Labour opposition leader Neil Kinnock, who confidently addressed a May Day rally predicting, 'I am going to be Prime Minister of this country'. He first led a 2000-strong march in Stockton and later arrived in Jarrow where he warned that the Conservative government was 'recreating the 1930s'. After unveiling the sculpture, Kinnock joined Jarrow March veterans on a half-mile commemorative walk from the Metro station.
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Friday, 27 November, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 November, 2015
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Lowlands  Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3251 6510 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.7671N 1:29.6151W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 32522 65115
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