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
(Legal: this blog is strictly non-commercial. All material is the property of the photographer/artist/copyright holder concerned. Any such who wishes a picture etc to be removed should contact me and I will do so. Alternatively, if someone is happy to see their photo on here, but would like a credit/link then let me know and I'll be happy to provide one).


Honda 160Z

A Honda bike owned by John Lennon and Ringo Starr was sold for five times its estimate.The 1970 Honda 160Z monkey bike was sold for £36,000 as part of Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale in London.Lennon bought the bike as a fun way of getting around his home at Tittenhurst Park. The bike was among many items inherited by the subsequent owner, Starr.Starr employed the bike's vendor, a landscape gardener, to undertake various projects on the estate over a number of years.In 1986, Starr asked him to help move from Tittenhurst to a smaller property nearby.During the move, the monkey bike was uncovered in one of the garages and, as a gesture of thanks for his help, Starr gave it to him.The vendor put the 50CC machine with a 3,690 mile reading back into working order and replaced the smashed front headlamp and registration plate.Also in the sale, a Steinway Grand piano that Elton John played for many rehearsals and celebrity singalongs at his Windsor home sold for £42,000.The piano, which was expected to fetch £35,000 to £45,000, measures 8ft 11in and is made in a maple wood finish.

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