Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

March to London


jamesmcdonald
 Share

Recommended Posts

I was told by my aunt that my Grandfather took part in a march by veterans to London from Glasgow to protest unemployment sometime in the 1920's. She said that the marchers burnt their discharge papers outside the Houses of Parliament.

Anyone heard of this march?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jimmac

Was your Grandfather blinded in WW1? The people who originated the "march to London" idea were unemployed and blinded ex-servicemen.

However, the idea caught on many groups marched to London between the wars, notably the "Jarrow Crusade" and other marches organised by the National Unemployed Workers Movement.

A very little more detail here:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mane...000002/art00002

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jimmac

Was your Grandfather blinded in WW1? The people who originated the "march to London" idea were unemployed and blinded ex-servicemen.

However, the idea caught on many groups marched to London between the wars, notably the "Jarrow Crusade" and other marches organised by the National Unemployed Workers Movement.

A very little more detail here:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mane...000002/art00002

Yes, he was in ww1. he was wounded and was on a 40%pension. He eventually got a job as a school janitor

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...