North Shields Fisherman's Memorial, Fiddlers Green.
These photos were taken when this memorial was unveiled on 24/09/2017 at North Shields, next to the Fish Quay.The Fiddlers Green monument is 10ft 6ins tall was designed by Sculptor Roy Lonsdale and is in honour of all those fishermen who lost their lives at sea when sailing from this port. Fiddlers Green represented a place in 19th century folklore of endless merriment where fishermen went to after they died.
There are 6,000 fishing boats working around the coast of the United Kingdom, and it is the most dangerous peacetime occupation.
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