Merchant Navy Memorial

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    "...A one and a half life size depiction of a sailor at the wheel, on a sloping base to give the impression of being at sea on an uneven keel. Overlooking the Tyne, he gazes keenly ahead to the dangers that may come. The pedestal is yellow stone with a simple square-cut cornice...The idea for a memorial to the region’s merchant seamen lost in war was first mooted in 1988 by the retired President of the National Union of Seamen, Jim Slater. Its cost of £56,000 was raised by public subscription, whilst the plinth was paid for by Tyne and Wear Development Corporation as a contribution to its regeneration of the surrounding area. As stated in the inscription, it was unveiled by the Duchess of Mountbatten, whose husband had a long association with seafaring...."
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 5 months ago
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