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The Luke’s Lane “tombstone”

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Simonside, South Shieldshack.usNo bliss for Bisset!

A NEW sign at the entrance to a South Tyneside estate has been branded “a tombstone” by angry community group officials.

People on the Lukes Lane Estate in Hebburn are unhappy about the large sandstone marker (similar to the one pictured, left) which recently appeared near their homes.

Is there ever any peace when John Bisset is around? Here we have him complaining about a rather nice sign proclaiming the entrance to his dacha in Luke’s Lane Estate, it’s kind of ironic that the local commissars have found him a slab of sandstone to mark his adherence to the stone dead policies of a kind of socialism somewhat to the left of Vladimir Putin, don’t you think?

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Written by curly

April 19, 2007 at 6:48 pm

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  1. Curly, from your tone one might assume that you wished John Bisset were under the tomb stone!!!!!!

    Peter Shaw

    April 19, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    • I love.this comment.you need to.know more about this horrible man.Get him off the estate he’s not the man.everyone.thinks he is. Having a child i foster care.. kids on risk.register police at the house all the time etc

      Samantha Murray

      December 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm

  2. I think you would have to be dead unlucky to get a marker over your grave that looked like that. If they think its not they are making a grave mistake.

    Bruce Douglas

    April 19, 2007 at 7:15 pm

  3. It’s probably a fitting monument to decades of socialism in Hebburn, and how local councillors have managed to keep their people in the stone age!

    curly15

    April 19, 2007 at 8:10 pm

  4. It’s good to see the council making an effort on Luke’s Lane, the flower display around that “tombstone” is quite pleasant as I passed on Monday.

    To be honest though it is very much like a tombstone compared to these other ‘rock signs’ that have been popping up around the area in recent times.

    Thumbs up for effort though

    -Kyle

    Kyle

    April 20, 2007 at 1:03 am

  5. Kyle has a good point here you know. There are a lot of “rock signs” appearing in this Borough for some reason. Perhaps a job lot have been purchased via Ebay. Can someone do a search on “Flinstones” and see what comes up! On a more serious note, I can feel a Freedom of Information enquiry coming on with regards to how much this cost the tax payer. The picture in the Gazette looked like the writing has been stencilled on with “Letrasets”.

    Peter Shaw

    April 20, 2007 at 7:58 am

  6. To be honest I love them! Because of the materials used (sandstone, granite, and slate) they should stand the test of time, the engraving is quite deep so should not wear away, in short I think they are quite smart.
    I just hope that in a few years time, they don’t end up like our other gravestones, – flattened by the council!

    (I thought this was a very weak and poor excuse to get your face in the papers, just because there is an election next month comrades!)

    curly15

    April 20, 2007 at 8:12 am

  7. When I first set eyes on it on my way home one day from work, I must admit I thought to myself its looks like a gravestone. I am expecting one day to go past it and see the words RIP spray painted on it. It does look good but the lettering style and size needs to be redone as it makes it look cheap.

    Colin Gray

    May 6, 2007 at 8:45 pm

  8. Thanks for all your comments, I’ve even had an email from John Bisset which included a picture, sadly it wasn’t suitable for inclusion on this blog. His picture featured another piece of stonework, the famed statue of Margaret Thatcher in the Member’s Lobby of the House of Commons with Tony Blair in attendance. Perhaps it would have looked O,K. with Lukes Lane engraved on the Blair backside, it might have kept Stephen Hepburn entertained too!

    Just shows that Mr. Bisset has an outstanding sense of humour.

    curly15

    May 7, 2007 at 12:09 am


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