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From source A you can learn the following things about Jarrow during the early 1930s. Specifically you can discover how the Depression affected the general standard of living.

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Robyn Drummond 10.4 Question 1 f From source A you can learn the following things about Jarrow during the early 1930s. Specifically you can discover how the Depression affected the general standard of living. Jarrow was a very rundown town in general, "The streets were becoming dilapidated", which shows the lack of Government money going into the town, and the people were badly off, as there was no proper social security system to provide welfare money. ...read more.

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The man became a Jarrow councillor voluntarily, with no payment because he knew that unemployment rates were high, and could possibly increase further, and so he willingly "pledged [himself] to do whatever [he] could for Jarrow". He would have known exactly what was going on because he was an elected official and an unemployed man. Then in 1931, two years after the Wall Street Crash, "everything went bankrupt", and so because there was no-one wanting ships because of the collapse of world trade, ...read more.

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People in Jarrow were also poorly dressed, as they could not afford new clothes, and had to continuously mend and patch up their clothes themselves. From this extract I have learnt that in Jarrow in the early 1930's, most people were unemployed, and as a consequence they were poor, hungry and inadequately clothed. This situation had been going on for about 10 years and things had got considerably worse as a result of the Wall Street crash of 1929. The inadequate social security system was only sufficient to keep people alive ...read more.

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