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251 Menlove Avenue

John Lennon
251 Menlove Avenue, nicknamed Mendips, is a National Trust property in Liverpool England and the childhood home of Beatle John Lennon. The five year old Lennon moved to the address in 1945 when his mother Julia sent him to live with his aunt Mary, called Aunt Mimi by young Lennon. Lennon lived in the home until 1963 when he was 23 years old. The Beatles' hit She Loves You was written in the living room of the middle class home.

Despite having purchased the childhood home of Beatle Paul McCartney, the National Trust showed no interest in purchasing the Menlove Avenue property. The property was eventually purchased by artist Yoko Ono, John Lennon's widow, who then donated the property to the National Trust. Said Ono, "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 world." (Associated Press, February 14, 2003). The National Trust and Ono opened the house to the public on March 27, 2003.

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