Tyne and Wear HER(11037): Jarrow, Metro Station, 'Jarrow March' - Details
Jarrow, Metro Station, 'Jarrow March'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1984 by Vincent Rea. A silver-painted steel plate, based on an original photograph, showing a group of people and a dog on the Jarrow March. It was made of steel from a scrapped ship. It was unveiled by Labour opposition leader Neil Kinnock. Installed on the 15th anniversary of the March. Co-funded by North Arts and Nexus. The Jarrow marchers (207 men led by local MP Ellen Wilkinson) walked from Tyneside to London in 1936 to protest about the lack of jobs.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North-East England