Jarrow

Platform 1

1984

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.