Lost ‘Dioramas of Spitalfields’ unveiled at Bishopsgate Institute
The restored ‘Dioramas of Spitalfields’ are being unveiled this-evening (Friday) at the Bishopsgate Institute in the City of London.
East End publican Glyn Roberts discovered the neglected miniature models in his cellar at The Bell in London’s Petticoat Lane in March.
Artist Howard Karslake’s three-dimensional scenes with figurines set against the background once had pride of place in the bar.
But Glyn found them dusty, damaged and consigned to oblivion when he bought the pub three years ago.
He was looking for a new home for the dioramas and approached the institute which agreed to take them.
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Now they have been lovingly repaired by restoration expert Jenny Kallin and are permanently installed in the institute’s library, where they are being unveiled by 80-year-old Spitalfields pensioner Mavis Bullwinkle.
Karslake’s son and wife will be at the unveiling at 7pm at the institute at 230 Bishopsgate, opposite Liverpool Street station.
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