My entry for PPAC#10
This sculpture is called Fiddler’s Green. This is an excerpt from Visit North Tyneside about the sculpture.
Fiddler’s Green sits overlooking the River Tyne on North Shields Fish Quay and is a memorial to North Shields fishermen lost at sea. The sculpture was created by local artist Ray Lonsdale after a fundraising campaign by the North Shields Fishermen’s Heritage Project who wanted to see a permanent memorial to those lost from the fishing port of North Shields. The plaque on the base 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.”