A nostalgic tour of Jarrow illustrated by old photographs of the town, selected from the author’s unique and extensive collection. The images, many of which have never been published before, feature street scenes, notable buildings, social history, industry, events and transport. Jarrow was renowned as a town built on shipbuilding and steel working, courtesy of the Palmer shipbuilding empire who reigned supreme supplying the world’s fleet with more than 1,000 vessels until its demise in 1933. It was this abrupt closure of the world famous shipyard that instigated the infamous ‘Jarrow Crusade’.
The fascinating eight picture postcards that were given to Paul Perry in 1966 were the beginning of a journey that has lasted close to fifty years. The postcards were to form the backbone of the author’s extensive collection and have multiplied into many thousands of images, some of which the author shares with you within the pages of Changing Jarrow.