• John The Gibber, Smugglers Punishment, Marsden Bay

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    Signed print 30cm x 37cm

    Commissioned in the 80's to be part of a book about South Tyneside and its stories and legends. 
    "John the Gibber was a smuggler who betrayed his fellow smugglers to the Customs and Revenue. As a result of this action he was hung from the cliff in a bucket and allowed to starve to death.
    It is said that his ghost haunts the Marsden Grotto pub where staff have reported hearing the rattling of chains and mysterious whispering."
     

    © Robert Olley Artwork 
    Reproduction of these images without the express permission of the copyright holder is a violation of The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and copyright infringements will be prosecuted.

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