Spennymoor Town Council

Bob Olley




Using his unique style of drawing, painting and sculpture, Bob is able to capture the very heart and humour of his native North East. His love of the Geordie folk, their way of life and, above all, their sense of humour, has given him inspiration since he left the mining industry in 1968.

Bob has also had the honour of producing works for a number of high profile figures over the years, from Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, David Milliband; former South Shields MP and currently CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Tony Blair; former Prime Minister of the UK, Bill Bryson; American author of humorous books on travel, David Walliams; comedian, actor and author, and Alan Bennett.

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The town of Spennymoor, and the villages of Byers Green, Kirk Merrington and Tudhoe, are in the North East of England, situated on high land above the south side of the Wear Valley between the City of Durham and Bishop Auckland.

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01388 815276
Mon - Thurs 8:45 - 17:00, Fri 8:45 - 16:30
Spennymoor Town Council,
Town Hall,
High Street,
County Durham,
DL16 6DG

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