The Orchard in blossom, 1910
To supplement their income, the Stevensons took in lodgers and in 1909, a young graduate, Rupert Brooke took up residence. Brooke was hoping to escape his hectic social life in Cambridge and loved the idyllic life in Grantchester, but he drew a constant stream of visitors, a circle Virginia Woolf later dubbed the Neo-Pagans. In March 1915, Brooke embarked on a troop-ship bound for Gallipoli, never to return. He became posthumously famous, a symbol of the innocence of youth.