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Jarrow

(ˈdʒærəʊ)
n
(Placename) a port in NE England, in South Tyneside unitary authority, Tyne and Wear: ruined monastery where the Venerable Bede lived and died; its unemployed marched on London in the 1930s; shipyards, oil installations, iron and steel works. Pop: 27 526 (2001)
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Well done everybody for taking part Maureen Iredale-Terheegde: Another great day, watched it on the telly from home in Holland was so amazed by Jarra Jim.
Graham Overton will also make a welcome return as The King of Jarra - and will be joined on stage by a furry friend.
By-the-by, Mr Bradford may wish to know that his name is Anglo-Saxon (a Germanic language) meaning "the place of a broad ford" and the Benedictine monk Bede - y'knaa, him from Jarra - writing in the early eighth century, identified the English as the descendants of three Germanic tribes.
Jarra Jim and others in his age bracket must have done something earlier in their lives to be able to have the fitness for these remarkable achievements.
Bella (Laura Elphinstone) however, is unswayed by Miss Pitt's dismissal and invests her time and affection into uncovering the past of this marvellous woman, who we later find out was once "from Jarra you know!" In one particularly emotional scene, Bella visits Miss Pitts on her day off, because she couldn't sleep thinking about her during the night.