Born in the village of Lumbutts, near Todmorden, (a town in which in those days lay astride the border of Lancashire & Yorkshire).
A painter in oil colors, (of genre, portraits, biblical subjects, landscapes and angling scenes), etcher and engraver.
He was the son of enlightened parents, Cordwainer, William Bayes (1799-1851) and Hannah (nee Uttley, 1788-1856) who formed their own school and museum in a purpose built building behind their house in Lumbutts. Hannah was a schoolteacher at this school and in 1851, when he was 19, Alfred also taught at Lumbutts School. (The Board School was not in existance at Lumbutts until 1878).
In order to advance his artistic career, Alfred Bayes moved to Lon
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