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Memories of Frenze & Thelveton Local historian, Dennis Cross from Diss, shares with us his fascinating collection of old postcards, focusing on a diﬀerent village in every issue. This time, we take a walk down memory lane in Frenze and Thelveton.
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Thelveton School, around 1927/28. Dennis Cross went to school with many of the children of these pupils!
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hey say you should never meet your heroes, in case they disappoint! But when it comes to Dom Theobald, I needn’t have worried. It would be hard to ﬁnd a more aﬀable, warm and approachable person. I’d been aware of Dom’s work for some time, commanding attention wherever I’d seen it, so it was an enormous pleasure to visit him at his studio, hidden away like a forgotten chapter of The Secret Garden behind the magniﬁcent Ditchingham House. Dom lived in an apartment in the house until recently, but maintains his barn-like studio there. Abstract paintings are hung from the rafters, glowing luminously on the walls and spilling their colour out into the landscape; walls and tables are crammed full of equipment. Printmaking tools, paints, brushes, and an enormous printing press stands in the midst of this cacophony of creativity. Dom’s paintings are often huge and the textures are as important as the images themselves. There’s a joy in the physical process and the physicality of the materials he uses. His old etching plates are objects of beauty, full of texture,
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Dom ﬁnds forms and inspiration in all kinds of places. One painting is made up of sequences of random iconography seen on a trip to Coney Island, New York, which explains the giddy, almost cartoonish colours and shapes. Atrip to Florence also made a huge impression, the clarity and organised space of early Italian painting, and the dominating boldness of icons, taught him much. Music is also a huge inspiration – colours matching sounds like a kind of synaesthesia. Dom cites Miles Davis as a favourite, and throughout his work there is a sense of harmony, or discord, in the juxtaposition of colours. Recently, he has sensed his work is changing, a result of many years in the bucolic countryside of the Waveney Valley. Outside his studio, in the sunshine, are some work-
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