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Monday, 17 August 2009

Sunny Heights: summer, 1965.



A photo which apparently shows Sunny Heights shortly after being purchased by Ringo in 1965; renovation is clearly underway. Mr Starkey, in common with John at Kenwood, spent a tidy sum altering the property. According to Wikipedia, that fount of all knowledge, the "lovable drumming nose" bought it from a Mr H.E.Pope, who in turn had been the one to bestow the name Sunny Heights (actually Sunny Heights II, after the house that the Pope family were evacuated to in Amberley during the Second World War). Sunny Heights was originally called Haleakala, presumably after the Hawaiian volcano. Many thanks to Sara for sending this one.

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