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Exhibition

Eric Walrond: A Caribbean Writer living in Wiltshire

11 November 2023 - 9 March 2024
10am - 4pm

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An exhibition telling the story of Eric Walrond, spotlighting his time in Wiltshire, drawing attention to his writing and the political issues which he sought to tackle.

Eric Walrond (1898 – 1966) was an unassuming Caribbean man who lived in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, in the 1940s. He worked at a local factory, lodged in the town and went 'under the radar' - apart from being the only Black resident in a town of 4,000 people.

Walrond was an established writer, author of "Tropic Death", and part of 1920s New York’s ‘Harlem Renaissance’ cultural community of Black creatives. He later moved to France and then London, before arriving in Wiltshire at the outbreak of World War II. He records how locals both welcomed, and ostracised, Black American GIs, Commonwealth soldiers and Black Britons stationed on Salisbury Plain. Eric spent a few years in Roundway Hospital, Devizes due to his poor mental health in the 1950s before returning to London.

The exhibition includes a newly commissioned portrait of Eric by acclaimed artist Clifton Powell.

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Wiltshire Museum

41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS
01380 727369

Opening times

Winter Opening Times (to 5 April 2024): Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm.

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Online ticket sales close at 9am on the day of entry.

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