Category Archive: Jarrow

The Horrid Story Of William Jobling

An innocuous corner just east of the Jarrow side of the Tyne pedestrian tunnel is where you will find a small stone monument marking where the Gaslight public house formerly stood. The Gaslight,  known also as the Commercial was once one of the oldest pubs in Jarrow and legend has it where the body of William Jobling, …

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London 2012 Torch Relay – Route Through Geordieland

Geordies are making final preparations this week before the Olympic flame makes it’s way through the Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside & the Durham areas of Geordieland. The Torch relay enters Northumberland from Scotland via the Geordie border town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed on the afternoon of 14th June 2012. Each area has different celebrations in place to publicise the torch relay …

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Jarrow, South Tyneside

The town of Jarrow is located on the south side of the River Tyne in South Tyneside, near to South Shields & opposite the town of Wallsend. Jarrow was once world renowned for it’s fantastic ship building skills, but these days is mostly remembered as being the starting point of the famous Jarrow March which was an organised march against massive unemployment in the …

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Geordie Youth Start The New Jarrow March

A group of young unemployed Geordies set out on a walk from Tyneside to London in a recreation of the Original Jarrow March. The original march took place in 1936 when 200 jobless  Geordie men marched on the government with a 12,000-name petition calling for employment help. Some of their great-grandchildren were among those taking part in the …

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The Jarrow March – C’mon Follow the Geordie Boys

The 1930’s depression brought major unemployment to the north east, causing great hardship and even starvation, to out of work miners, ship workers and their families. In a courageous but as it turned out vain attempt to bring an end to this hardship, 200 men with no food or money started a long and arduous 280 mile, 22 day walk from …

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