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ORA Heritage Projects Appeal - January Update

Urgent temporary repairs carried out on the Frieze in No. 1
19 Jan 2023
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During December we became very concerned about the state of the Sylvia Lawrence frieze in No.1.  We knew that it was detached at each end of the lunette, but the condition had deteriorated, as it was now obviously “hanging off the wall”.


Painted in the early 1900s, “Morning” is a beautiful pink, gold and grey portrayal of a host of trumpet playing angels welcoming in the sunrise, portrayed with streaks of gold across a morning sky and pink tinges to the cheeks of the angels. It is painted on paper attached to textile which is in turn glued to the plaster wall. The paper is now very fragile,with splitting,cracking and losses to the paint.The lime plaster behind the frieze is crumbling and past repairs with heavy adhesive have pulled the plaster off the wall.

The conservator visited just before Christmas to temporarily reattach the frieze to the wall,using conservation grade heat activated tab fixings and drawing pins (!) using the existing tack holes in the frieze and wall). 


We have started the application for Listed Building Consent, but we urgently need to raise the funds to conserve this most beautiful frieze.  We urgently need your help please to raise £8,200.


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