The age-old seafaring tradition of North Shields' life-size wooden dolls

For the best fish and chips on Tyneside, there’s arguably nowhere better than North Shields.
The town has an age-old seafaring and deep-sea fishing heritage, of course.
One of its maritime traditions concerns the life-size wooden doll statues that have inhabited the town for more than 200 years.
Shipowner and brewer Alexander Bartleman erected the first dolly, an old ship’s figurehead, in 1814 on the town’s Liddell Street.
The fifth “dolly” can be seen in our ‘now and then’ pictures which show North Shields’ pleasant Northumberland Square in 1959 and today.
This doll was unveiled in 1958... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Regional North East, Views: 32
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