Sunderland lecture on Jarrow March

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A COMMUNITY lecture on Wearside will give people an insight into a famous march.

More than 75 years after one of the most famous events in the North East’s history took place, the public this month will get to learn the facts behind the Jarrow March.

Historian Matt Perry will be giving a talk at Sunderland University on Wednesday at 2.30pm on the events of October 1936, as 200 unemployed people walked from Jarrow to London in protest against unemployment and extreme poverty.

This is the third in a series of seven lectures at university. The talks are free to attend and are held at the Prospect Building at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s.

The four other lectures taking place this summer, all at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus, are: July 18, Sid Slawther, Umpiring at Wimbledon; August 1, John Cannon, The Monarchy Revisited; August 15, Laura Sole, Golden Age of Northumbria and September 5, Dr Rebecca Williams Dinsdale, Resilience and dealing with adversity.

Lectures start at 2.30pm and last about an hour.