Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

A-Z of Jarrow


Availability: Out of stock

Jarrow has a rich history going back well over a thousand years. In the eighth century, the monastery of Saint Paul was the home of the Venerable Bede, who is regarded as the greatest Anglo-Saxon scholar and the father of English history. Jarrow remained a small town until the introduction of heavy industries like coal mining and shipbuilding. Charles Mark Palmer established a shipyard – Palmer's Shipbuilding and Iron Company – in 1852 and became the first armour-plate manufacturer in the world. John Bowes, the first iron screw collier, revived the Tyne coal trade, and Palmer's was also responsible for the first modern cargo ship, as well as a number of notable warships. Palmer's employed as much as 80% of the town's working population until its closure in 1933 following purchase by National Shipbuilders Securities Ltd. (NSS). The closure of the shipyard was responsible for one of the events for which Jarrow is best known. Jarrow is marked in history as the starting point in 1936 of the Jarrow March to London to protest against unemployment in Britain. The Second World War revived the town's fortunes as the Royal Navy was in need of ships to be built. After 1945 the shipbuilding industries were nationalised. The last shipyard in the town closed in 1980.

Well-known local author and photographer Paul Perry takes the reader on an alphabetical tour of this Tyneside town. Fully illustrated with pictures from the past and present, A-Z of Jarrow is sure to appeal to anyone who lives or works in the town.

Book ISBN 9781445672885

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Apr 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100

Available on: Sunday 15th April 2018

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

Newsletter Signup

Monthly Top 5 Books


Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register