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Drury Lane and Toft's Walk
(Sainsbury's)

Sainsbury's Wall Panels

Steven Sykes
1983

Braintree /  Sainsbury's Wall Panels   Braintree /  Sainsbury's Wall Panels

Description

Eight panels showing John Ray, and the history of shopping and trading in Braintree. They were carved in moulds of clay, and then cast with a special fine concrete and then coated with special resins to colour and protect them. The relief panels were commissioned by Sainsbury's for their new Braintree shop in 1983.

Toft's Walk

Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
1. John Ray, surround with scenes from his life.
Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
2. Shops in Braintree, with at the bottom a blacksmith in his forge.
Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
3. Market, with int.al. 'Sainsbury Poultry Game'.

Drury Lane

Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
4. Cloth production: a shepherd with sheep, a weaver and a cloth shop.
Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
5. Silk production: silkworm, silk weaving.
Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
6. Cattle market and a butcher: 'Taylor family butcher'.
Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
7. Beer production: upper part: grewing hop; lower part: and brewing beer.
Braintree - Sainsbury's Wall Panels
8. Bread production: upper part: harvesting grain, grinding it to flour; lower part baking and selling bread.

Sculptor

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Tags

  • Brewer
  • Butcher
  • Market
  • Naturalist
  • Ray, John
  • Shepherd
  • Shopkeeper
  • Silk worker
  • Silkworm
  • Smith
  • Sykes, Steven
  • Weaver
  • Location (N 51°52'44" - E 0°33'8")

    Item Code: gbee108; Photograph: 17 March 2019
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