Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon, 1909 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: As a member of the organizing committee recalls the Jarrow Hunger Marchers arriving in Leicester on 22nd October 1936 on their way to London. Describes in detail the marcher's arrival, their reception by the people of Leicester, boot repairs carried out by co-op workers and staying at St Marks' church. Mentions the marchers giving the vicar, Rev. Linwood Wright a cross. Describes the physical condition of the men. Mentions Helen Wilkinson Member of Parliament (MP) for Jarrow accompanied them. Mentions the local media and newspaper's affiliations, and how the march was reported by the press. Comments on the effect of people seeing the marchers. Mentions the Co-op Party and relationship to the Labour Party and trade unions.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 7/11/1986
Playing time: 43 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright:
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