In coal, engineering and cotton towns often more than half the insured population were out of work. As communities struggled with economic migration, mass unemployment and deindustrialisation, poverty and hunger became all too real. The Hunger Marches of the 1920’s and 30’s (including the 1936 Jarrow March), saw people from depressed communities marching to London in protest. Stoking particular support from the middle classes, these demonstrations evolved into anti-fascist marches, in response to a growing threat both at home and abroad. “¡No pasarán!” – “They shall not pass!” was the rallying cry across Europe.