Exterior shot of The Red House

By 1957 Britten’s success, and that of the Aldeburgh Festival, had made him so famous that he felt he needed more privacy than was possible at Crag House. For a few years he and Pears had been friends with the artist and Aldeburgh Music Club member Mary Potter, and often played tennis in the large garden of her home, The Red House. When the opportunity arose to exchange homes with Mary Potter, who wanted to downsize, Britten traded the busy seafront for the seclusion of Golf Lane, a private road on the outskirts of Aldeburgh.

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