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WW1attacks on families of German heritage
There were incidents including broken windows, I believe, with the Abel's in Staple Rd at the beginning of WW1. These came from my Nana whose recollection was that many more locals came to help the Abel's than attacked them. After all they had been in Jarrow for years and some even born there......Geordies. But jingoism ignores the truth.
Maybe Dexy will tell me whether that is true.
Funny isnt it! Not much changes over the years. Ignorance breeds unfounded rumour.
Look at much of the nonsense today with some people prepared to demonstrate against anything and everything! I despair!
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