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Lennon items on show at old home
Colin Hall, custodian of Mendips, with one of Lennon's paintings
The replicas include one of Lennon's paintings entitled "Mr Bob"
New items relating to the childhood of former Beatle John Lennon are going on display at his former Liverpool home.

His wife, Yoko Ono Lennon, has approved an exhibition of replicas to mark the 65th anniversary year of Lennon's birth and the 25 years since his death.

They include four paintings he did as a child at his Menlove Avenue home, known as Mendips.

Other items to go on show on Wednesday include replicas of his baby teeth and a copy of his first passport.

Colin Hall, custodian of Mendips, holding Lennon's Sunday School Attendance Card
Lennon's Sunday School attendance card will go on show

Simon Osborne, National Trust Liverpool properties manager, said: "The items are all from personal family archives and can now be viewed in their original setting.

"This is particularly poignant in terms of John's paintings, which he would have displayed in the house for family and visitors to see."

Mr Osborne said Lennon's fame and influence remained significant and drew thousands to Liverpool each year.

"The stories of his childhood come alive at Mendips, which captures the spirit of the young Lennon in his early years," he said.


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