Craftsman’s skills on show
A BETHERSDEN craftsman has helped a prestigious London department store replace its heraldic sign. Roy Clayton spent two months carving out two new signs to replace Liberty of Regent Street’s decaying original. The signs, made from fiveinch thick European oak, are replicas of the original, and one has already been hung above the store. Mr Clayton said: “The old sign failed because the paint had bubbled up after water had ingressed and cracked it.” Mr Clayton is experienced in heraldic work and has designed many of the statues and signs at Disney World, Florida. He was helped with the painting work by Colin Roberts, of St Michael’s.
Roy Clayton and Colin Roberts with the new sign