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Friday, 23 November 2012

Kenwood: pre-sunroom shiznit.

Early 1965, and 3 photos featuring an anonymous Kenwood related person; John's renovations remain incomplete, to the extent that what turned out to be the most famous room in the house hasn't even been built yet.
The first, above, shows the door to the laundry, outside of which squat Julian plus said anonymous Kenwood related person, to the right of which would soon see the sunroom.
Compare with the view a couple o' years later:

John and Yoko would also be "photoed" on these very steps in December 1968:

Second, and moving on to the boot: at last, an exact location - half-way up the front drive, a fact confirmed by Dot Jarlett's e-book (of which, more anon):

Frontage and, moreover, etc:

Finally, and thank etc., a spot o' carpet beating outside the living room:

More thanks to Mr L.


  1. Is that Freddie Lennon w/ Julian?
    I think I read somewhere that Freddie stayed at Weybridge for a while after he reconnected w/ John.

  2. It does look a bit like him, but this is too early. Fred wasn't welcome at Kenwood till towards the end of 1967, and these pictures date from 1965. Also, this person appears to have teeth.

  3. that's definitely not fred. nice photos! i didn't know dot had an e-book - what is it called? is it worth reading?

  4. Click on the "boot" label for part of the trail...