Over the gate...

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Kenwood: and its "environs", 2010.

Mr Brilig, an occasional leaver of amusing comments round these parts, recently found himself on business in the environs of St George's Hill, and couldn't resist a quick visit to the threshold of the titular pile (well, who can, whenever the opportunity arises?). He also couldn't resist firing up the auld "video" recorder, and... well, recording his progress through the lanes around Kenwood:

This may be of little consequence to anyone, but it's worth bearing in mind that these roads have changed little in the intervening period since John lived there (unlike the house itself); Mr Lennon would sometimes use them to go for a stroll after being up all night smoking "reefer" and playing "the bongos" (or whatever people did back then for amusement). In the context of all this, I find the Brilig film to be interesting: it's another little layer of insight in the.. errr.. gateaux that is... errrr...
Brilig has also begun a Beatle related blog, which can be found HERE. Thanks to him for letting me use the film.


  1. Fantastic! Felt like I was in the car. Thanks for posting!

  2. Great video. I'm going again next week and hope to find the gates open for me.

  3. If I ever won an ungodly amount of money in a lotto I would buy Kenwood and restore it BACK to John's time.

  4. great to see the place again! haven't been there since the late 60's...

  5. Got to go in Kenwood a few days ago for about an hour. Will send pics and video next week. Some changes from my last video in 2008.