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Miss Rachel B. Kay-Shuttleworth: Believing that craft can improve people’s quality of life, Rachel amassed a textile collection of international importance. She shared her knowledge and passion internationally but also welcomed local women into her Craft House.

Some historians say that Winston Churchill was descended from the Shuttleworths.

The hall is a living monument to these great people. The evidence, and even some of their faces, can still be found around the hall if you look carefully enough.

This home remains family orientated with gnome hunts, re-enactors, craft activities and occasional civil war re-enactments.