Jarrow March tea towel
£12.00

Jarrow March tea towel

The Jarrow March of 5th-31st October 1936, also known as the Jarrow Crusade, was an organised protest against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the British Tyneside town of Jarrow during the 1930s. Around 200 men (or "Crusaders"), joined by their MP, Ellen Wilkinson, marched from Jarrow to London carrying a petition to the British Government requesting the re-establishment of industry in the town after the closure of its main employer, Palmer's shipyard. The petition was received but not debated but despite the initial sense of failure among the marchers, in subsequent years, the Jarrow March became recognised by historians as a defining event of the 1930s.

Specifications: Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48 x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.