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James Hill Memorial


The James Hill Monument is a sculpture by Peter Coates, which is located on Bottle Bank in Gateshead. It celebrates the life of James Hill, a 19th Century fiddle player, who lived in Gateshead for most of his life. Installed in 2006, it includes a fiddle 'leaning' against the wall and a bench area. The sculpture is carved from Blaxter stone, the same type of stone used to build the Tyne Bridge wall abutment, by which it is placed.[1]

Bottle Bank Sculpture and Carvings
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Memorial sculpture for James Hill, Bottle Bank

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Sculpture on Bottle Bank

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Stone and metal sculpture, Gateshead

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On the fiddle

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Big fiddle

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James Hill Monument

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James Hill Monument

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JAMES HILL THE "PAGANNINI OF HORNPIPE PLAYERS"

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James Hill Monument
- James Hill Monument by Peter Coates, 2006. ".... This artwork is a celebration of the life of James Hill, a 19th Century fiddle player who lived in Gateshead for most of ...

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