Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Watching the Tyne go by

picture of Dolly Peel statue, South Shields

Dolly Peel

This is the statue to commemorate Dolly Peel (1783 - 1857), she stands guard on the old ballast hills on River Drive, South Shields. She was known as a fish wife, but was also a smuggler, poet and story teller and served in the Napoleonic wars. She lived in Shadwell Street in South Shields and on numerous occasions hid her husband from press gangs. She was a great favourite of Robert Ingham, the town's first MP.
Billy Gofton was the sculpture and the statue was unveiled in 1987.

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Comments:
Lovely photo. I really like how it's silhouetted against the sky.
 
c'est une tres bonne idee cette sculpture. et ta prise de vue est surprenante.

it is a very good idea this sculpture. and your catch of sight is surprising.
 
the silhouette and the sky are beautiful!
 
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