Jarrow Crusade: Community research: 'Who were the marchers?'
What to expect?
From June 2016 members of the community are invited to get involved in a research programme with Newcastle University, based at Jarrow Library, that will explore the lives of the marchers.
Using on-line resources at Jarrow Library the community research volunteers will use historical documents to find out about the past. We will:
- Identify individual men who took part in the Crusade from the list of marchers
- Use the 1911 Census and South Tyneside Register Office Records to find facts about the men
- Use photographs and a map to identify the streets in Jarrow where the marchers lived
- Use the materials to build up a picture of what life was like in Jarrow at the time of the march
We will create materials, recordings and images which will be used in an exhibition at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery in October 2016 and which will form a part of the narrative and legacy of the Jarrow Crusade in the 21st Century.