Tyne and Wear HER(10901): North Shields, Dockwray Square, statue of Stan Laurel - Details
North Shields, Dockwray Square, statue of Stan Laurel
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1994. A statue of early film comedian Stan Laurel, born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, Cumbria in 1890. Stan Laurel lived at No. 8 Dockwray Square from 1897 to 1901. The statue shows him in comic pose, scratching his head, with bowler hat in hand. The statue stands in a fenced and gated park.
Ian Ayris, Peter Jubb, Steve Palmer and Paul Usherwood, 1996, A Guide to the Public Monuments and Sculpture of Tyne and Wear, p 83; Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 156; North Tyneside Council and Nexus, North Shields Heritage Trail, board 12 'High Town'