Getting access to John Doman Turner’s ‘first’ scroll of Ferry Road, Southwold

John Doman Turner’s most adventurous works include four scrolls completed during the latter part of his life. If you are a regular visitor of this website, you will have heard us talk about the Walberswick, Trinity Fair and Fairground Frieze scrolls. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the Ferry Road scroll. In 2017,… Continue reading Getting access to John Doman Turner’s ‘first’ scroll of Ferry Road, Southwold

Trinity Fair – Scroll

John Doman Turner, Trinity Fair Scroll, 1933

Title Trinity Fair Artist John Doman Turner Date 1933 Medium  Scroll Dimensions Distinguishing marks Collection The Swan Hotel, Southwold Exhibitions Source The Swan Hotel https://theswansouthwold.co.uk/  ‘Trinity Fair was instigated by the Town Charter of 1489, which entitled Southwold to hold an annual fair on the three days following Trinity Sunday. It’s origins are even older, in… Continue reading Trinity Fair – Scroll

Update on John Doman Turner’s Southwold scrolls

In a recent newsletter published by the Walberswick Local History Group in February 1998, it has come to our attention that the Southwold scrolls need some support to prevent them from disappearing. John English of the Walberswick Local History Group writes… “The last Newsletter (no. 52) was largely devoted to the Walberswick scroll, painted by… Continue reading Update on John Doman Turner’s Southwold scrolls

Video footage of the Trinity Fair scroll at Swan Hotel, Southwold

During our visit to see John Doman Turner’s scroll in Southwold in 2012, with permission, we were lucky enough to take some photos and video footage of the works, which we have compiled into the following video for others to see. This scroll is known as The Trinity Fair, and presented alongside this wonderful work of… Continue reading Video footage of the Trinity Fair scroll at Swan Hotel, Southwold

Visiting John Doman Turner’s scrolls at Walberswick and Southwold

March 11th, 2012 was one of those unusually ‘perfect’ days. As we looked from our window, we were overwhelmed by the gorgeous blue sky and the sun rising from the East. It seemed to be hovering over our destination – the Suffolk coast. Stephen, my son, and I were making the journey to Walberswick, an… Continue reading Visiting John Doman Turner’s scrolls at Walberswick and Southwold