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The Red Room

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This room was originally Merton’s bedroom. He and Annie had separate bedrooms with single beds (a common practice amongst middle-class couples of the time).

Around 1919, Annie became ill and swapped rooms with her husband. This meant she could be nearer to her nurse, Miss Newboult, who resided in the Green Room (opposite the Red Room).  Annie died here on 21 April 1920, aged 84.


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