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Jarrow Crusade

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 30 June 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The Tyne Tunnel carries vehicular traffic under the bed of the River Tyne from Jarrow on the south bank to Howden on the north bank along the A19 dual carriageway. After two years of long work we now have two Tyne Tunnel crossings, eventually after the elder of the two is refurbished, one will carry traffic north and the other south.

Building of the new crossing caused a massive scar on the landscape of Jarrow and to hide it these hoardings were erected and a combined art and history public exhibition was provided by youngsters from The Customs House in South Shields. They have now been removed and the land has been reinstated with a pleasant green walk with new trees. This panel depicts the, now cultural and historical waypoint, the Jarrow Crusade of 1936 when 207 unemployed men from the town marched to London to demand jobs. Their MP Ellen Wilkinson marched the 300 miles alongside them but when the marchers completed their feat, very little was done for them. The ship industries remained closed and all that they were given was £1 each to get the train back from London.

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k@ from Paris, France

A neat colorful street art, and great in this perspective.

30 Jun 2011 5:21am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fabulous street art. It makes such a difference to a bare grey wall or some nonsensical graffiti. Great shot Curly.

30 Jun 2011 5:50am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

30 Jun 2011 6:09am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great colorful street art!

30 Jun 2011 7:23am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful & colorful art...

30 Jun 2011 7:27am

Z from Shanghai, China

great perspective!

30 Jun 2011 7:41am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great street art.. very nice point of view.

30 Jun 2011 7:42am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The colors are splendid, magnificent street art. Good day.

30 Jun 2011 8:08am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

There's 2 things that spring out at me. Your generosity of spirit is so clear in your narrative, and the futility of the march shows us that even without an immediate result, commonly the any hard work IS worth the effort

30 Jun 2011 8:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot of this mural, Curly. It is good to be reminded of the past as history does tend to repeat itself.

30 Jun 2011 8:49am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Beautiful composition, very creative

30 Jun 2011 8:52am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice perspective and strong colours.

30 Jun 2011 10:50am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning perspective on this vivid colours

30 Jun 2011 10:54am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fine perspective & a most interesting explanation of the event.

30 Jun 2011 11:06am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful mural depicting an interesting piece of local history! Hopefully it will be preserved once the construction work on the tunnel is complete. Nicely captured Curly! ;-)

30 Jun 2011 11:30am

rajeev from kannur, kerala, India

colorful street photo

30 Jun 2011 11:37am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Apart from the photo, i love the history and culture involved. Congratz on the 30k comments, I think i have just passed 30 ;) hehe

30 Jun 2011 11:41am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Very colorful! I like the angle.

30 Jun 2011 12:06pm

Michael from Sparta, United States

colorful image nicely seen.

30 Jun 2011 12:43pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Nothing better than street art with a nod to the past--great compo and colors for this walkway.

30 Jun 2011 2:08pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing for this great street art !

30 Jun 2011 2:34pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful wall very well captured !

30 Jun 2011 3:31pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice, pic and narrative.

30 Jun 2011 4:20pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Excellent picture.

30 Jun 2011 4:23pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Good story telling with both image and text.

30 Jun 2011 5:31pm

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Curly, I like this colorful street shot, the angle is great and the colors wonderful. I like that you told us what it was all about, too..thank you:)

30 Jun 2011 9:34pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

yes, good commentary.
so what happened to these hoardings then as they are very good (as is the capture)?

30 Jun 2011 9:56pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent tones and textures and nice info to share. cheers!

30 Jun 2011 10:50pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

love the color and pov!

30 Jun 2011 11:03pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique image qui me fait penser l'East Side Gallery, une galerie d'art à ciel ouvert, réalisée sur le mur de Berlin.

30 Jun 2011 11:18pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture of this Magnificent street art. Beautiful colors. Nice information. Thanks, Curly.
Love to be one among 30,000 plus who admire your great images. Congratulations :)

30 Jun 2011 11:26pm

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Interesting history and really nice illustration and of course capture of it ^^

1 Jul 2011 12:53am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

History is interesting and the POV is great

1 Jul 2011 2:35am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice colors

1 Jul 2011 10:04am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A very interesting story behind the mural.

1 Jul 2011 12:05pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb perspective, interesting information too

1 Jul 2011 5:27pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Pas evident de faire tenir une si grande fresque dans une photo, ta perspective est tres bien réalisée. Un tres beau rendu.

1 Jul 2011 7:57pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super composition

3 Jul 2011 7:05am

1/2000 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)