Specials this week on the menu below. Some tantalizingly tasty and delicious meals for you this week. Available to eat in the cafe for lunch or as a home delivery for supper. If you wish to come to the cafe we have The Red Room available for reservations phone 07983 941 856 to secure your space. We can assure you of a warm welcome, even in the colder weather!
In 1936 on this day 5th October: The Jarrow March, also known as the Jarrow Crusade,was an organised protest against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the English town of Jarrow during the 1930s. Around 200 men (or “Crusaders” as they preferred to be referred to) marched from Jarrow to London, carrying a petition to the British government requesting the re-establishment of industry in the town following the closure in 1934 of its main employer, Palmer’s shipyard. The petition was received by the House of Commons but not debated, and the march produced few immediate results. The Jarrovians went home believing that they had failed.
Despite the initial sense of failure among the marchers, in subsequent years, the Jarrow March became recognised by historians as a defining event of the 1930s. It helped to foster the change in attitudes which prepared the way to social reform measures after the Second World War, which their proponents thought would improve working conditions. The town holds numerous memorials to the march. Re-enactments celebrated the 50th and 75th anniversaries, in both cases invoking the “spirit of Jarrow” in their campaigns against unemployment.
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Pea Green Café &
Supper Solutions Specials
Main course £7.50 + Pudding £9.95
Prepared and cooked on site using fresh food. Vegetarian options always available.