Men standing on bollards to watch a demonstration, 1934.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a line of men standing on bollards around the edge of a demonstration in Trafalgar Square in London, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 4 March, 1934. One man holds on to a tree branch to steady himself as a young boy clambers on to the bollard with him. The London demonstration was possibly the culmination of a lengthy hunger march. Such marches were a feature of the economic depression in Britain during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Marchers protested against widespread unemployment and inadequate welfare provision. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.