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1 The Jarrow March and its aftermath Was it worth it?

2 Aims of the lesson In this lesson you will learn about The matchers and their effect on Public opinion Considering the purpose of a source Evaluating the utility or reliability of sources

3 Background 1936 middle of depression Shipyard in Jarrow closed One workplace town NUWM hunger marches Jarrow organised a non political one of its own 1000 signature petition Chose 200 of the fittest men to march to London

4 The march to London Covered 291 miles in 22 stages Sent people ahead to organise accommodation and food Marched up to 21 miles a day – sometime for more than one night. Told people why they were marching – wanted jobs not charity Reaction to them varied

5 The march to London (2) Some places let them use cinemas for free In Barnsley used public baths for free Some towns gave them food as they passed Slept in churches or schools Sometimes had to stay in workhouses – the last resort to for poor people

6 Utility and reliability How useful are sources B and F as evidence of public reaction the Jarrow Crusade? 10 marks Level one – general answer Level two – gives example from the sources to say what is useful and what is not Level three – How reliable is the source? Why? Makes judgement about the extent of reliability


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