Save our art!

Help us restore working class heritage.
Sculptor Gilbert Bayes’ work was truly ‘art in everyday life’ – figures on posts for washing lines – making St Pancras Housing ‘fairytale estates’.
Tragically over 80 of these beautiful 1930s ceramics have disappeared –  selling at auctions.
But now we have a chance to restore some.
And you can help – we’ve already raised funds to do so; so even a little will help us restore these artworks to the area they were intended for. 
Please support us.
Thank you!

A look at Gilbert Bayes

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.

Talk on Gilbert Bayes

Here is a Camden History Society talk given Steve McCarthy, member of the Somers Town History Club and Hidden Walks Guide:

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More about Gilbert Bayes the Artist

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