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Jarrow is a former industrial town in the district of South Tyneside, part of the Tyneside conurbation, in north-east England. It is known as the location of St Paul's Abbey in the Anglo-Saxon period, where Bede did much of his work.[1] From the mid nineteenth century to Jarrow was a company town, being dominated economically and physically by the shipyard of Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Ltd. The closure of the yard in 1935 was a devastating blow to the town and prompted the famous Jarrow Crusade, a hunger march in October 1936 of unemployed workers from Jarrow to London.[2]


  1. http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwone/jarrow_01.shtml