Tyne and Wear HER(4494): North Shields, Customs House Quay, wooden dolly 4 - Details
North Shields, Customs House Quay, wooden dolly 4
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The fourth wooden dolly was carved by May Spence of North Shields at the bequest of her father Alderman John Foster Spence. This dolly took the form of a fishwife with a creel on her back. She was unveiled on Coronation Day 26th June 1902. The fourth dolly lasted until 1957 when she became so damaged she had to be replaced. Her missing right elbow was presented to a hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Two ladies from North Shields found the dolly in a breaker's yard in Whitby.
Keith Armstrong (ed.), 1994, The Wooden Dolly - the story of the North Shields Wooden Dolly