On Sunday over £100 was raised at the viewing of the scroll and through the sale of postcards reproduced from individual sections, you can order by using the Contact form or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and all proceeds will go towards the restoration project.
Between 1931 and 1932, J. Doman Turner, a local artist, decided to paint a picture of every house in the village. Starting as you enter the village, he worked his way along one side, round the Village Green, down to the ferry and back up the other side. The scroll is over 123 feet long and is an incredible record of the village as it was at the time. He paid particular attention to notices: a tortoise is lost and the list of prices for different uses of the then steam ferry is long and intriguing. We have a last peep at the station, Manor Farm and the Walberswick Pottery, together with glimpses of contemporary village characters. www.johndomanturner.com You'll see various sections of the scroll on this website, it is a remarkable and almost unique work of art.
To protect the scroll the housing was made from an old table football case by Tony Whittenbury in 1988, he also devised and created a mechanism to allow the scroll to be rolled from one end to the other whilst being viewed from a glass panel in the top of the table. The scroll itself is in a remarkably good condition, considering it spent years rolled up and hidden away, and the mechanism is as smooth as ever, but the housing really does need to be restored to make it secure. The dedicated team of 'Scroll supporters' are moving forward to start on renovation, as well as fitting wheels so that it can be moved without damaging the precious cargo. Once there is more information about progress we will post it here, but if you have specific enquiries, or for orders of cards: email@example.com or use the Contact form.