Save our art!

Gilbert Bayes placed ‘‘Art in everyday life’ on estates where ordinary people lived.
Below are examples of his work.
We aim to preserve Bayes’ ‘art in everyday life’ in Somers Town / St Pancras.

Sadly many finials – details on top of drying posts where people did their washing – have gone – presumed stolen.
We estimate over 80 are missing.
We would like to replace the missing finials with replicas where they belong.

Please help us put back the ‘finials’!
Donate Moneypool OR support by completing our survey.
Post your support with the tag #artineverydaylifest on Instagram or Twitter #HistoryTown or our Facebook: Somers Town History Space or email

Ceramic lunette.
Ceramic lunette of the Princess and the Swineherd
A ceramic devil with head in his hands.
The devil
St Pancras Housing - Sidney Estate
St Pancras Housing – Sidney Estate
Madonna statue.
St Christopher’s nursery – damaged and lost
Bird finials atop pink washing on lines.
Washing on lines
Ceramic Lunette by Gilbert Bayes of a lady and Goose
Ceramic detail of a young man and woman about to kiss.
Outside of flats, with decorative detail.
St Mary’s flats – detail.
Our new children’s book – can be bought here.