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.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4756637
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2015-11-27