Tyne and Wear HER(11118): Walker Park (formerly in Heaton Park), 'Rabbie Burns' - Details
Walker Park (formerly in Heaton Park), 'Rabbie Burns'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
Lost statue. It was a bronze figure with outstretched arms 1.8m high, on a stone circular pedestal 2m high and was donated by members of the Burns Club. It was erected in Walker Park in 1901, repaired and re-sited in Heaton Park in 1975 and removed in 1984 after vandals broke the statue into several pieces. A replica has been re-erected in Walker Park August 2016.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 220; The Journal 18, 22 and 26 March 1994; www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/return-rabbie-burns-back