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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN THE FINAL COUNTDOWN IS ON TO SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER FOR THE UNVEILING OF THE FISHERMEN’S MEMORIAL

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ith just weeks to go now until the public unveiling of sculptor Ray Lonsdale’s spectacular 9ft high memorial to fishermen lost at sea from the port of North Shields entitled “Fiddler’s Green”, North Shields Fishermen’s Heritage Project in conjunction with Cygnet Events and North Tyneside Council’s events team are gearing up for the big day! The Group would be delighted if as many of the local community could join in by coming down to the site (the piece of green land near the red buoys on the fish quay sands) and be a part of history in the making. There will be an opportunity for the public to take the very first photographs next to the memorial, before either heading up to a marquee at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre to join in the festivities or maybe heading off to one of the bars/restaurants on the fish quay that are also celebrating “Fiddler’s Green Day”. To top off the event there will be a musical fundraiser by Hector Gannet starting at 3pm on the top floor of the Old Low Light Heritage Centre – “Moving North –

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APPROXIMATE TIMETABLE OF EVENTS 11am: 12 noon: 12:15pm: 12:30pm: 12:40pm: 12:45pm: 12:55pm: 1pm: 2:30pm:

Live music from local musicians Fishermens Parade Speeches Memorial unveiled Blessing of the Memorial Rendition of “Fiddler’s Green” Toast and thanks Photographs, then back to Heritage Centre Doors open for fundraiser by Hector Gannet

Coastal”. Essentially it is an exciting new collaboration from North East Film Archive (NEFA) and Amber Films and North Shields musician Hector Gannet (otherwise known as Aaron Duff) and his band, all set to commemorate those lost at sea and raising awareness of the rich industrial heritage that the North East offers up. There’ll be new and original material from Gannet and his band, all performed live alongside some archive footage of the North East of England. Tickets are available from the Old Low Light Heritage Centre priced £6 or online at www.seetickets.com

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