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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Kenwood: knockers (related).

It turns oot the very day our old buddy, pal unt etc Henry Grossman arrived at Kenwood, John was sticking a self-designed coat of arms on the front door, and Henry, bless 'im, had the presence of mind to capture the very moment. To wit, the bovine frontispiece:

Clearly nicked at some point, for by '68, it was the auld Lennon coat o' arms in place:

Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely stuff. Many thanks once again to Lynn Mayes, Jeannette Casarta and the the Cynthia Powell Lennon Yahoo Group for sticking it aw up. Fanks.


  1. Loving the Early Kenwood. And a bit more Beatle art that isn't music. Fab. This Big Book of Beatle Art is going to be a cracker. Mack-shau mack-shau.

  2. I found this. Lover and Blackbird for the meaning of Lennon. http://ancestralfamilytrees.blogspot.com/2012/07/lennon-surname-and-coat-of-arms-meaning.html