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Walberswick Scroll to feature on Channel 4’s ‘Hidden Coastal Villages’

We are delighted to inform you that former Camden Town Group member and British artist John Doman Turner’s ‘Walberswick Scroll’ is set to feature on a future episode of Channel 4’s ‘Penelope Keith’s Hidden Coastal Villages’.

Penelope Keith and her film crew recently took a visit down to the Suffolk village during their annual village fete to record footage for their programme, due to be broadcast in late 2017/early 2018. A follow-up to the  original series ‘Hidden Villages’ –  in which she criss-crosses the country, seeking out special places.

Of course we will keep you posted when we get the transmission date! For more information on John Doman Turner’s ‘Walberswick Scroll’ see links below –


An evening of talks on ‘forgotten’ Camden Town Group artist John Doman Turner – 13th May 2017

Poster promoting an evening of talks on the 'forgotten' Camden Town Group artist John Doman Turner and the Walberswick Scroll.

We are excited to announce that the Walberswick Local History Group have invited us to talk about our research and findings on the ‘forgotten’ Camden Town Group artist, John Doman Turner (1871 – 1938).

We will be joined by Esther Freud, author of ‘The Sea House‘. Her book tells the story of Max Meyer an artist who walks around a village, drawing and painting almost every house he can see, his art becomes a ‘paper witness to the lives of the village’s inhabitants’, guided in his work by letters from a ‘great artist’ Cuthbert Henry. These characters were inspired by the written correspondence between Spencer Gore and John Doman Turner. The work inspired by Turner’s own panoramic view of the village known as the Walberswick Scroll.

The group meets four times a year for lectures on a wide range of historical topics with a local bias. This event takes place in the Walberswick Village Hall from 7.30pm – 10.00pm on Saturday 13th May 2017.

There will also be a unique opportunity to view the Walberswick Scroll during the day at The Heritage Hut. There will be three showings 10am, 11am and 12noon. Free to all.

For more information visit:


Rare outing for gigantic artwork

Walberswick Scroll

From left to right, James W Robertson, Stephen Robertson, Richard Scott and John English.

Our recent return to see John Doman Turner’s wonderful Walberswick Scroll as part of the Local History Group’s 25th Anniversary exhibition has made the headlines. Read the full story at the East Anglian Daily Times.

My father and I had a wonderful time, I even had the pleasure of turning the scroll and telling guests more about the life and times of former Camden Town Group painter John Doman Turner.


If you would like to see this wonderful artwork, the next showing will take place in Walberswick on August 6th 2016, visit the Walberswick website for more information.

© 2018 John Doman Turner

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