Birthplace

Ernest Thompson Seton was born on August 14, 1860 in the town of So.uth Shields, Durham, England at Welington Terrace No. 6.  The house still stands, but the street has been renamed Beach Road

Photo from the Shields Gazette, February 8, 1996

This marker was originally placed on a tree near the Seton birthplace.  

According to a story published in the Shields Gazette on February 8, 1996, the plaque was located and retrieved from a rubbish heap andgiven ti the newspaper columnist, wh9nreturned it to the house. We understajnd that the plaque is now attached directly to the house.

This is Seton's birthplace as it appeared in 2000.

This photograph was taken  by Zdeněk Fišera (1929-2014), who emmigrated from Czechosovakia to Canada via Austria in the 1950s.  He had been involved with Wood raft prior toimmigrating.  He lived in British Colubia and worked for Canadian national parks as a forester.  He also operated Woodcraft camps for Czech children.  When Woodcraftwas reorganized in 1990, he assisted hs Czech friends and subsequently participated in several International W#oodcraft gatherings in the Czech Republic and in England.

Seton Burthplace

Seton Birthplace circa 2000. Photo by Zdeněk Fišera

Seton's birthplace is currently a private residence.  Please do not disturb the owners.