Jimmy McCauley and Johnny Kelly were two marchers on the historic Jarrow Crusade. Two hundred men from the town of Jarrow marched to London in 1936. The town’s shipyard, Palmers, had closed in 1933 resulting in mass unemployment. The aim of the march was to bring Jarrow’s plight to the government’s notice as life for Johnny and Jimmy and too many others was, ìAs thin as the soles of their shoesî.
sorry no folk version yet. Alternative version below.
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