(251 Menlove Avenue)
John Lennon lived at Mendips, 251 Menlove Avenue,
Allerton, from 1945 to March 1963 with his Aunt Mimi, who used to help
John reply to fan mail. John left to live in
London and Mimi continued to live here until 1964 when John bought her a
bungalow in Poole, Dorset.
On the 8th December 2000, marking
the 20th anniversary of his death, English Heritage installed a Blue
Plaque to commemorate John having lived at Mendips from 1945 to 1963.
Mendips was eventually purchased by Yoko Ono
Lennon in 2002 for the sum of £150,000 and she donated the house to the National Trust who have
restored it to a 1950s style, and as closely as possible to how it would
have looked when John lived there.
Mendips was officially opened to the public on
29th March 2003 and the ceremony was attended by Yoko Ono Lennon who said:
"When John's house came up for sale I wanted to preserve it for the
people of Liverpool and John Lennon and Beatles fans all over the
There is an oak tree, planted on 9th October 2000,
for John's 60th birthday, located in St. John's Garden, Old Haymarket, in
the city centre.
251 Menlove Avenue, Woolton.
English Heritage plaque
Installed in 2000.
Yoko Ono besieged by the
media at the formal
opening of Mendips.