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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default The Stanleys & Lennons of Liverpool... and Beyond


I've found some cool photos and assorted other goodies regarding John's childhood family. Instead of having them buried in the fabulous Family Pic Spam thread, I felt they needed a thread of their own.

So please post any photos, videos, or anything else that's postable of John's pre-Beatles family... uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, etc.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Let's start with this great interview with Cousin Stanley. If you haven't seen it yet, it's a gem!





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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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...these have all been posted before. Just wanted to get them in one place.

Stanley, Liela, John:


John with Aunt Harriet and Cousin David:


John and Liela and two of Mimi's boarders.


John, Mimi... and Sally the Dog!
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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Aunt Harrie fixing Aunt Mater's hair (1961):


John's family at Mendips (1964):

Back Row: Uncle Bert (the dentist), Cousin Michael, Cousin David, Julia and Jackie
Front Row: Aunties Mater, Harrie and Mimi
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:34 AM   #5
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John's grandmother Polly Lennon (Alf's mum):





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Uncle George Lennon, the eldest of Jack (John's grandfather) Lennon's children:

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Thanks for posting that interview with Stanley Parkes. All this time I thought cousin Liela was pronounced Lie-lah. Now I know the proper pronunciation is Lee-lah.
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Looks as if that is one of the photos the family took when they got together for 'The Hard Days Night' premier in '64.

Julia Baird's book has this photo taken the same day, (presumably by Stanley Parkes who is in the photo you have posted but missing from hers!):



The front are Elizabeth, Harriet and Mimi (Stanley), back row John's uncle Norman, cousins Michael and David, and sister Julia and Jackie.

Norman I guess took the first photo you posted!
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Here is a picture of John's uncle Sydney Lennon (From Alfred Lennon's second wife Pauline Lennon/Stone's book)



And his and his wife Maggie's gravestone in Canada where they emigrated in 1967. Sydney managed a tailor shop in Liverpool, and lived to 93 years of age.



I think Syd shared his older brother George's good looks! Both were in fact full brothers to John's father, sons of Jack and Polly Lennon. No sons survived Jack's first marriage just a daughter. George was his and Polly's eldest son. Sadly George died of T.B at the family home aged 50, nursed by brother Charlie.

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Here is a picture of John's uncle Sydney Lennon (From Alfred Lennon's second wife Pauline Lennon/Stone's book)



And his and his wife Maggie's gravestone in Canada where they emigrated in 1967. Sydney managed a tailor shop in Liverpool, and lived to 93 years of age.



I think Syd shared his older brother George's good looks! Both were in fact full brothers to John's father, sons of Jack and Polly Lennon. No sons survived Jack's first marriage just a daughter. George was his and Polly's eldest son. Sadly George died of T.B at the family home aged 50, nursed by brother Charlie.
Somehow, I missed this post. (That's what happens when it's the last post on the page... )

Anyroad (said with my best fake Scouse accent)... Oh aye, Syd was definitely quite the looker! Those Lennon boys were handsome devils—even ol' Freddie/Alf was pretty cute when he was young... Thanks for the info about Jack and Polly.

If you're still checking here, how's the book going? I'd still love to read it!
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 04:11 PM   #11
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Charlie Lennon, Polly Lennon and Edith Lennon on Edith's wedding day, outside 'Coppie' the Lennon family home in Copperfield Street, Toxteth. (From Scot Wheelers book on Charlie's life)



Another of Edith Lennon, Jack and Polly's only surviving daughter (Obviously got the Lennon wit!):

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Charlie Lennon, Polly Lennon and Edith Lennon on Edith's wedding day, outside 'Coppie' the Lennon family home in Copperfield Street, Toxteth. (From Scot Wheelers book on Charlie's life)

My Great Grandparents lived opposite the Lennon's in Copperfield Street. They were there when John's father was born in the street. It is likely they gave a hand after the birth as neighbours pulled together in those days. I delivered newspapers in the street when a kid. The street had a very cosy neighbourly feel. The whole street was demolished in the 1970s.

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Charlie Lennon, Polly Lennon and Edith Lennon on Edith's wedding day, outside 'Coppie' the Lennon family home in Copperfield Street, Toxteth. (From Scot Wheelers book on Charlie's life)
Hi all, sorry I've got to say "Scott Wheeler got it wrong" I don't know where that picture was taken but it wasn't Copperfield street. I lived in Copperfield street myself, No 55 and none of the houses had bay windows or front doors adjacent to their next door neighbours. All the houses in Copperfield street were a "one door one window" design, it depended on which side or half you lived in whether your door was on the left or right of your living room. I say which half because the street had a top and bottom half separated by Weller street.
Also, John from Liverpool sorry to correct you but those streets were demolished between 1981/83. I lived there until 81, not important but thought you might want to know.
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This is the bottom of Copperfield st. taken in 1983. The three houses closest are numbers 35, 33 and 31 so the Lennon household was just two doors down. Makes me very sad looking at this pic, I loved living there in the 70's
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Not a family photo as such, but Berkley Street, taken before it was demolished in the sixties:



This was the site of the Stanley family home, a ground floor apartment, in the 1920's and 1930's. John's mother grew up here as a teenager and lived there for much of her courtship with Fred Lennon.

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Three Stanley sisters (Mater, Harrie, Mimi) and Cyn:

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Default Wow, Cyn looks absolutely thrilled to be there....

NOT! This photo speaks volumes.
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Wow, a photo of Jackie Baird... with the same fan who posed with Liela and with Mimi.

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This guy had quite the trip to Liverpool! Here he is again with two rellies named John. The John on the left is Liela's son, and the John on the right is John's nephew, Julia Baird's son:

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Wow, a photo of Jackie Baird... with the same fan who posed with Liela and with Mimi.

Jackie Dykins. Julia Baird is her sister.
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