Over the gate...

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Kenwood: more video - 2010.

The latest from Joe Baiardi, showing the state of play at Kenwood towards the end of last year. Nothing internal, but plenty oot. The bits of most interest are (probably) at around 13.30 (a glimpse of the hitherto unseen area round the former garage side) and 14.30 (those steps are owld). The sounds, as regular "readahs" will know, are those of John (plus an occasional Richie) arsing around in the attic circa '66/7.
The new swimming pool is clearly a bit of a footsore, and the new windows are a poor idea. But I've said all this before, to no purpose beyond bleating into the wind.
Many thanks to Joe, as ever.


  1. Remind me how he gets these invites? I think you mentioned many posts ago.

  2. He knows someone who used to live in one of the neighbouring properties, and went along whilst the extensive work on house/grounds was being done, managed to get in, and Bob is one's uncle. I believe the work is now finished, and the gate is most definitely now closed (latest owner not a fan of all this nonsense, perhaps understandably).

  3. My good friend used to live next door to the Lennon's (the house is next to the new pool) from 1960 until 1980. We were lucky that the Governor and his staff remembered us from our 2008 visit.

  4. What is being built at the bottom of the garden?

  5. what happened to the bottle that was discovered in the garden. Is this the same build?