Saffron Walden Museum will explore the experiences of child evacuees during wartime in an upcoming exhibition.

The museum will exhibit the original artwork of author and artist Brian Sanders, with scenes of Saffron Walden and the district from his two books: Evacuee: A Wartime Childhood and Return of Evacuee: A Post-War Childhood.

Brian's career spans decades, and he has worked on Mad Men and with Stanley Kubrick. His work will be accompanied by wartime items and photographs from the museum's collections.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Brian Sanders will exhibit his artwork at Saffron Walden MuseumBrian Sanders will exhibit his artwork at Saffron Walden Museum (Image: Saffron Walden Museum)

Visitors will be able to learn about the Second World War and the lived experiences of evacuees who came to live in Saffron Walden and Uttlesford during that time.

Brian's artwork features well-known places in the town, including Bridge End Gardens, St Mary's Church, Bridge House, the Eight Bells pub and the Boys' British School, as well as venues which either no longer exist or are completely transformed - such as the cinema and public baths.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a walking trail with a self-guided tour map.

Saffron Walden Museum would be interested to hear from anyone with documents or objects related to the Second World War evacuee experience in the town.

To get in touch email or call 01799 510333.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, March 17, 2024.