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An artist's scroll depicting every building in the Suffolk village of Walberswick gets rare public outing

See a report by ITV Anglia's Kate Prout here

A rarely seen work of art, known as the Walberswick scroll, has been given a public outing in the Suffolk village. Painted by the little known painter, John Doman Turner, between 1931 and 1932 it depicts every single building in the village and many of the locals too.

The Walberswick Scroll is displayed once or twice a year. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Turner was profoundly deaf and was very wary of exhibiting his work. He created three other scrolls in his lifetime, including one of Southwold.

Turner included a lot of detail in his pictures, including telegraph poles and railings Credit: ITV Anglia.

The author, Esther Freud's novel 'The Sea House' was inspired by the scroll and the artist

"If you take away one of the senses, the other senses become accentuated. And the idea that he was completely focused on the sight and texture and smell of the village, as opposed to the sounds that may have distracted him. And I also gave him this sort of yearning, longing to belong somewhere which I have often experienced"

– Esther Freud, Novelist

John Doman Turner's scroll has been packed away for another year. For more details click here