Fiddlers Green Statue

Art North Shields Tyne And Wear

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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The statue is just a stone's throw from the car park and you should easily be able to see it.

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Nearest parking is Low Lights Car Park, which is currently free to park in.

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