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Ellen Terry's early 16th-century house and cottage gardens
Built in the early 16th-century when Smallhythe was a thriving shipbuilding port, Smallhythe Place was purchased by renowned Victorian actress Ellen Terry in 1899. Her daughter Edith Craig set up the museum in 1929 which houses a fasinating personal and theatrical collection. The collection highlights Ellen Terry's extraordinary career and unconventional personal life.
Smallhythe Place includes a beautiful cottage garden and a charming 17th-century thatched Barn Theatre which provides an opportunity to attend a show.
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The One Who Threw Herself Under the Horse
Sat 8 June, 7pm
Cambridge Devised Theatre present Emily Wilding Davison: The One Who Threw Herself Under the Horse - an absorbing, challenging and wry look at this extraordinary suffragette’s life and death.