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251 Menlove Avenue, Woolton, Liverpool UK

This is the childhood home of John Lennon. Located in the Woolton suburb of Liverpool, it is nicknamed Mendips after the Mendip Hills. The Grade II listed building is preserved by the National Trust.

The 1933-built home belonged to John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi and her husband George Smith. It is in Woolton, South Liverpool. Lennon moved there in July 1946 at the age of 5 from 9 Newcastle Road in the nearby suburb of Wavertree. He lived at Mendips after his mother, who was living with her boyfriend, was persuaded that it would be better for his Aunt Mimi and George to take care of him. He remained at Mendips until mid-1963, when he was 22 years old. It was approximately 30 metres north west of this house that Lennon’s Mother Julia was hit by a car and killed on the evening of 15 July, 1958.

In 1965, Mimi sold the property, taking away some of the furnishings and giving away others.

Yoko eventually purchased the house and donated it to the National Trust to preserve its legacy from an historical point of view.

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