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‘The Neighbours’, Siegfried Charoux. Highbury Quadrant estate, Highbury

By Rosamund Lily West. The sculpture, ‘The Neighbours’, by Siegfried Charoux, was installed on the Highbury Quadrant estate in Highbury in 1959 by the London County Council. This viewpoint looks at the choice of neighbours for this sculpture, and how the theme of neighbourliness was used by the LCC to establish the post-war Highbury Quadrant estate and its community.

Empty plinth of ‘The Dockers’ on the Lansbury estate, Poplar

By Rosamund Lily West. In 1962, the LCC installed ‘The Dockers’ by Sydney Harpley on the Lansbury estate in Poplar. Today, the sculpture is not there, it’s just an empty plinth. This viewpoint looks at why the LCC chose the subject of dockers and how the collapse of the industry in the area is linked to the vandalisation, and subsequent removal, of the sculpture.

‘Blind Beggar and his Dog’, Elisabeth Frink. Cranbrook estate, Bethnal Green

By Rosamund Lily West. Elisabeth Frink’s Blind Beggar and his Dog’ was installed in 1963 outside the bungalows built for the elderly on Bethnal Green’s Cranbrook estate. This viewpoint looks at the significance of the blind beggar for the early residents of the Cranbrook estate and the old Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green.

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The Dover House Estate, Putney

A ‘Homes for Heroes’ estate begun by the London County Council in 1919 and reckoned – with its Arts and Crafts touches and greenery and open space to be one of the Council’s finest.