Croft Terrace, Hartlepool
Andy Capp Statue which is next to the Pot House (Harbour of Refuge) pub on Croft Terrace at old Hartlepool.
The statue, by Shropshire artist Jane Robbins, captures the working class cartoon hero in a typically relaxed pose, but minus his trademark cigarette. The 5 feet high, bronze statue was unveiled on 28 June 2007. The £20,000 statue was funded by the North Hartlepool Partnership with the help of a £2,000 donation from the Daily Mirror, the newspaper in which Andy first appeared in 1957.
Reg Smythe, the creator of Andy Capp, was born and died in Hartlepool and based the characters on his own parents.More detail »
The Harbour, Croft Terrace, Hartlepool. Although the sign says that it is 'The Harbour', it is, and has always been, known as 'The Harbour of Refuge'. The other name for it is 'The Pot House'More detail »