'Nightclub Shadow & Memories', Station Road, Mill Dam

  • Description

    "Sculpture by Jim Roberts (2006) inspired by the La Strada nightclub at the junction of Station and Commercial Roads. It was one of a string of nightclubs, including The Cellar, Shoreline, Chelsea Cat, Kismet and Latino which made South Shields an entertainment hotspot. A public garden was created on the site of the La Strada by Groundwork South Tyneside with the sculpture as a centre piece. The La Strada opened in April 1961 in a former upholstery factory of Smith’s furnishers. It was converted by its local founder, Sandford Goudie, using £5,000 borrowed from his newsagent father. It was the first nightclub in the north of England and it marked a new era in 'glamorous entertainment' in South Shields at a time of the demise of theatres and music halls. http://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/25320/magical-memories-of-la-strada" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2015.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4756637
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 913 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-11-27
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