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Lion outside South Shields Museum

Leo in supine state

Statue of lion outside of South Shields Museum, Ocean Road.

I need to appeal to local readers to help me out with the history of this piece, he has stood guard outside the Museum for many years yet I know nothing of his history. Where was he before someone decided to rest him here?

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/60 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

June 26, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Is this not the young fellow that stood guard over the portico of the Golden Lion in King Street? He’s looking a bit older now (like all of us who frequented the Gentlemen’s Bar in the days when it was safe to go trolling around that area at night-time) Across the road was another example of the glorious wild-life of the world, the Eagle.


    June 26, 2008 at 7:54 pm

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