Fiddlers Green Statue
Art In North Shields, Tyne And Wear
A metal statue by Ray Lonsdale built as a memorial for fishermen lost at sea from North Shields.
Right next to the beach at North Shields sits a 10ft 6ins metal statue of a Fisherman, created by Ray Lonsdale (of Eleven O One fame), following funds raised by the North Shields Fisherman's Heritage Project. Built as a memorial for fishermen lost at sea from North Shields, he sits facing out to sea, no doubt thinking of the sailors' after-life he is named for, Fiddlers Green.
Maritime folklore states that Fiddler's Green is the paradise sailors dream of finding, filled with everlasting fun, fiddle music, and dancing.
Unveiled in 2017, the plaque reads:
“To the fishermen lost in the cold North Sea,and the ones who will be so,I'll be seeing you all on Fiddler's Green,be steady as you go.
For Fiddler's Green is a place I've heard tell,though no one really knows,where the fishermen go if they don't go to hell,and no Arctic wind will blow.”.
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Adventurer, amateur photographer, and listophile. I love finding new and unusual places, especially a good waterfall or a place with Tudor era history, due to my small obsession with Henry VIII. I try to get out and about in the fresh air whenever I can, dragging my daughter along for the ride, to get her (and me) away from screens and devices.More Places from Rachel
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