Jarrow March Radical Tea Towel
This tea towel features local north east heroes. On 5th October 1936, two hundred unemployed men and their local MP, Ellen Wilkinson, marched from Jarrow to London. They carried a petition, signed by nearly 12,000 Jarrow citizens, requesting the re-establishment of industry in the town after the closure of its main employer, Palmer's shipyard. Only 100 out of 8,000 skilled manual workers were employed. There was no work. The marchers merely requested employment.
Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max.