'Processions of Shells' Mural by Peter Yates

Beacon House Shells Mural Peter Yates Whitley Bay edge

On popping into Beacon House in Whitley Bay, I was surprised and delighted to see the Peter Yates “Processions of Shells” mural still intact and in great condition after almost 50 years !

They have clearly been cherished and decorated around with great care ever since they were painted in 1959.

4.3.2009 : UPDATE ... I am sad to report that after 50 years, the "Shells" Mural has sadly been lost to the evils of Magnolia emulsion.
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Lost Peter Yates Murals Uncovered

scotby house harlequin house mural peter yates edge

Just as Beacon House boxes in their
Peter Yates ‘Shells’ mural, two Peter Yates murals are rediscovered in a Ryder and Yates house in Cumbria. The new owners of Harlequin House, as it was known when built have restored the murals to their 1960’s condition.
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Peter Yates Murals

peter yates painting at the tyneside cinema edge

A collection of images of Peter Yates murals that I’ve amassed through the years
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Peter Yates' Bevin Court Mural

Bevan Court Mural by Peter Yates for Lubetkin 1954 edge
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'Cinema's Classic Pictures see the Light'

Article, David Whetstone, Newcastle Journal, December 15th, 2006
‘Cinema's Classic Pictures see the Light’

Tyneside Cinema article Peter Yates artist Newcastle upon Tyne edge
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Restored Peter Yates Mural Unveiled at the Tyneside Cinema

 Peter Yates Mural Tyneside Cinema Newcastle edgePhotograph : E Ganzert
WC Fields features in this distorted image of the mural.

Also on the night of April the 23rd,
Peter Yates’ freshly renovated 1976 mural entitled “Shadows and Light” was unveiled at the newly reopened Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. “It portrays a potted history of moving pictures, starting with a Victorian zoetrope machine and ending with an Andy Warhol-inspired portrait of Marilyn Monroe”.
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