Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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Fred Lennon at Tittenhurst Park

By the close of 1967 father and son were reconciled and Fred often dropped around to John's house in Surrey for a visit. A romantic relationship had begun between Fred and nineteen-year-old student Pauline Jones. (At 56 Fred was almost three times Pauline’s age). When Fred proposed to Pauline her parents were furious and had her made a ward of court, but the pair eloped to Scotland where they married. They then went to live in Brighton in a flat for which John paid the rent. When their first son David was born they took the baby to see John at Tittenhurst Park. John threw them out, the meeting with his new half-brother evoking many painful memories for him.

Adapted from Bill Harry's 'The Beatles Encyclopedia', published by Virgin Publications.

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