The assembly room was never built and today the estate looks rather like hundreds of others except for the ceramic lunettes of fairy tales, designed by Gilbert Bayes and made by Doulton.
|The Sleeping Beauty with Prince, flanked by what appear to be a leopard and a mastiff.|
|The Little Mermaid, who saves a prince from drowning and falls in love. Unfortunately he loves someone else so she throws herself back in the sea and turns into foam. Makes Splash look like sentimental tosh.|
The estate was originally called the Sidney Street Estate after the road that disappeared when it was built. Just as well really as if it had survived it would only be confused with Sidney Street, Shoreditch, location of the famous siege.
|The arch between St Anthony's|
Flats and St Francis' House
has a statue that I originally
assumed was St Francis but is
actually St Anthony of Padua.
|My personal favourite|