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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Imagine no possessions....

About the same time as the release of Mind games in November 1973, John Lennon sold Tittenhurst Park to Ringo Starr, in the same obliging spirit that a Liverpool pal might buy an old banger of a car (even an Austin Maxi). John hated the thought that his rolling parklands and lake had gone forever, and drew comfort from Ringo's promise that a bedroom would always be kept for him there.

John Lennon loved Tittenhurst Park, unlike his former residence of Kenwood, that he could not wait to abandon since divorcing Cynthia Lennon.. "Here I am in my Hansel and Gretel house, famous and loaded, and I can't go anywhere. There's something else I'm going to do, only I don't know what it is, but I do know this isn't it for me". he told Maureen Cleave.

Tittenhurst Park was beloved by John Lennon. Julian Lennon, who would stay at weekends called it a 'House of Fun'." It was John Lennon's house; home and sanctuary with Yoko Ono for experimenting creatively, expanding artistically.

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