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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