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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Weybridge: Ellesmere Court.


Alf Bicknell (driver of Beatles), so 'tis written, lived for a while in the attic at Kenwood. Not so, according to the whip-hand himself; he did help John paint one of the small attic rooms over a few lagers in the spring of 1965, but never actually moved in.
More interesting, however, is his actual abode - a flat in Ellesmere Court, Weybridge, either owned or rented (I'd guess the latter) by John. It was initially acquired for Cynthia's mother, presumably whilst the Lennons were living in the attic flat at Kenwood during renovations. When Lil moved out to a bungalow somewhere or other, the flat remained, and Alf moved in. How long the place was in John's name (or whether he ever actually put in an appearance) is unknown, at least by me.
But there it remains: his other Weybridge abode.

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