North Shields

Fishermen’s Heritage Project

About Us

The North Shields Fishermen’s Heritage Project was established in 2015 by Terry McDermott and Henry Howard,  the aim was to raise funds to commission a statue to remember the men who fished from North Shields and those who lost their lives. Known as ‘The Fisherman’, he now sits proudly looking out to sea from the site known as Fiddlers Green on the banks of the Tyne at North Shields.

The Fisherman

The Fisherman was unveiled on 24th of September 2017 on the site now known as Fiddlers Green. A mythical place where fishermen go when they don’t go to hell.

The Herring Girl

The Herring Girl statue will represent the women who followed the route of the herring as they moved down south, gutting and salting the fish that were caught.


We are immensely proud to be able to provide these educational visits for our local schools. With funding from our benefactors, we are able to fully finance these trips to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre.

On behalf of the Board of Governors at New York Primary School I would like to convey my sincere thanks for the generosity of you and your team of volunteers and trustees in enabling, organising and funding the Year 5 visit to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre.

All in all this was a wonderful experience, one which is still talked about in school. Your generosity and kindness went over and above as governors are aware that you also provided souvenirs for the children.

Mrs Jo Lyons

Board of Governors, New York Primary School

North Shields Fishermen's Heritage Project,
The Market Office, Fish Quay,
North Shields.
NE30 1JA

Registered Charity Number 1197252