Yesterday I fired off an email to Kate Taylor, who’s one of our most prominent local historians and has been quoted as the voice of the Civic Society. Her response regarding the relief sculptures on the side of Sun Lane Baths:

“As I understand it, the local authority has had a cast made from the sculpture. But I also understood that they were trying to save the original.”

(Article from Wakefield Express including a pic here).

If a cast has been taken, I’d have expected more paint to have been lifted than in this picture. Either way it sounds like some reneging has gone on: I’ll make a few more enquiries.