Save our art!

Let’s restore important working class heritage: missing ‘art in everyday life’ to where it belongs – Somers Town / St Pancras. Gilbert Bayes’ ‘Art in everyday life’ was designed for housing estates. Sadly, many finials – details on top of drying posts – have gone – presumed stolen – over 80 are missing – many have been sold at auctions.
We need to replace those missing with replicas.
We have already raised some funds to help do so, can you help?
Please donate to our Fundraiser
OR support by completing our survey or buy our children’s book.

Here are some images and a talk about Bayes and our campaign.

St Pancras Housing - Sidney Estate
St Pancras Housing – Sidney Estate
A ceramic devil with head in his hands.
Devils – missing
Ceramic lunette.
Ceramic lunette of the Princess and the Swineherd
Blackbirds – missing
Madonna statue.
St Christopher’s nursery – damaged and lost
Bird finials atop pink washing on lines.
Topping the washing lines
Tailors – missing
Ceramic Lunette by Gilbert Bayes of a lady and Goose
Outside of flats, with decorative detail.
St Mary’s flats – detail.

We held many events to campaign about Gilbert Bayes.
Here is a Camden History Society talk given Steve McCarthy, member of the Somers Town History Club and Hidden Walks Guide:

Why not buy our children’s book?
Contact us at 52 Phoenix Rd where copies can be bought.

Post your support with the tag #artineverydaylifest on Instagram or Twitter #HistoryTown or our Facebook: Somers Town History Space or email