Julia Lennon
Waitress, Housewife
Julia Lennon
Julia Lennon was the mother of English musician John Lennon, who was born during her marriage to Alfred Lennon. After complaints to Liverpool's Social Services by her eldest sister, Mimi Smith (née Stanley), she handed over the care of her son to her sister. She later had one daughter after an affair with a Welsh soldier, but the baby was given up for adoption after pressure from her family.
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
In 1952, Julia Lennon, mother of future Beatles member John Lennon, died after being hit by a car. In 1960, "The New York World Telegram" reported the average white-collar worker would earn a lifetime income of 200-thousand dollars
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Top music legacy: Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, John Lennon ... - Inrumor
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His obsession with mutilation was caused by the violent death of his mother Julia Lennon in a car accident that took place in 1958. “Imagine” is a song associated with Lennon. It was voted among the songs of the millennium, being seen by many as a
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Diventa albergo la sala del matrimonio di John Lennon - Rockol.it
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Il Recees è lo stesso locale in cui Alfred Lennon e Julia Lennon, i genitori di John, avevano festeggiato il loro matrimonio 24 anni prima, nel 1938. Nello scorso ottobre Cynthia è apparsa al fianco del figlio Julian per l'inagurazione,
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Roller skaters off to Townsville - NTNews.com.au
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Members of the TerrorTorians team bound for the Northern Tropical Thunder roller derby tournament include Cassie Brown (left), Jellie Knight, Ruth Garner, Julia Lennon, Amy Emon, Christine Rioux, Meg Bartholmew and Donna Movant
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Nowhere Boy, il dvd - NanoPress
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Kristin Scott-Thomas veste i panni della zia Mimì, Aaron Johnson è il giovane John Lennon, Thomas Sangster l'amico Paul McCartney mentre Anne-Marie Duff è la mamma Julia Lennon. Sam Taylor-Wood è considerata uno dei membri di spicco del movimento Young
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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE: Shaker squeaks past Saratoga Springs - The Saratogian
Google News - almost 6 years
After the two teams traded goals, Shaker's Devine scored off a pass from Julia Lennon with over 19 minutes to play for Shaker's seventh and final goal. Continued... Saratoga Springs' Crandall scored 30 seconds later for the Blue Streaks' final tally
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GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE: Shaker stomps Ballston Spa - The Saratogian
Google News - almost 6 years
Besides Devine's five scores, Shaker's Julia Lennon added three goals and Charlotte Rehfuss had two goals and five assists. After Shaker's sixth goal, the two teams traded a few fruitless possessions before Ballston Spa's (0-7) Sam Schmitt ended
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TV WEEKEND; John Lennon, a Lad; Paul McCartney, a Grown-Up
NYTimes - about 16 years
On the NBC Web site for ''In His Life: The John Lennon Story,'' it is possible to enter an auction bid for a brick from Lennon's boyhood home, where some of the film was shot. Each brick, the site promises, will come with a certificate of authenticity, and a portion of the income will go to the Strawberry Field Children's Home in Liverpool, an
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julia Lennon
    FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 43
    Julia visited Mimi's house nearly every day, where they would chat over tea and cakes in the morning room or stand in the garden when it was warm. On the evening of 15 July 1958, Nigel Walley went to visit Lennon and found Julia and Mimi talking by the front gate.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon was not there, as he was at the Blomfield Road house. Walley accompanied Julia to the bus stop further north along Menlove Avenue, with her telling jokes along the way. At about 9:30, Walley left her to walk up Vale Road and she crossed Menlove Avenue to the central reservation between two traffic lanes, which was lined with hedges that covered disused tram tracks. Five seconds later, Walley heard "a loud thud", and turned to see her body "flying through the air"—which landed about from where she had been hit. He ran back to get Mimi and they waited for the ambulance, with Mimi crying hysterically. Julia was struck and killed by a Standard Vanguard car, driven by an off-duty constable, PC Eric Clague, who was a learner-driver. Clague was acquitted of all charges and given a short suspension from duty. When Mimi heard the verdict she was so incensed that she shouted "Murderer!" at Clague. Clague later left the police force and became a postman.
    On 15 July 1958, she was struck down and killed by a car driven by an off-duty policeman, close to her sister's house at 251 Menlove Avenue.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon was traumatised by her death and wrote several songs about her, including "Julia" and "Mother". Biographer Ian MacDonald wrote that she was, "to a great extent... her son's muse". Julia Stanley, later known by the family as Judy, was born at 8 Head Street, Toxteth, South Liverpool in 1914, and was the fourth of five sisters. Her mother, Annie Jane (née Millward), gave birth to a boy and then a girl, both of whom died shortly after birth. She then had Mary, known as 'Mimi' (1906–91), Elizabeth 'Mater' (1908–76), Anne 'Nanny' (1911–88), Julia 'Judy' (1914–58), and Harriet 'Harrie' (1916–72). John Lennon would later comment that the 'Stanley girls' were "five, fantastic, strong, beautiful, and intelligent women". Their father, George Ernest Stanley, retired from the Merchant Navy and found a job with the Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association as an insurance investigator. He moved his family to the suburb of Woolton, where they lived in a small terraced house at 9 Newcastle Road near to Penny Lane. Her mother died in 1945, and Julia had to take care of her father with help from her oldest sister.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 29
    When Alf eventually came home in 1944, he offered to look after his wife, their son, and the expected baby, but she rejected the idea.
    More Details Hide Details Alf took John to his brother Sydney's house, in the Liverpool suburb of Maghull, a few months before Julia came to term. Julia's daughter, Victoria Elizabeth, born in the Elmswood Nursing Home on 19 June 1945, was subsequently given up for adoption to a Norwegian Salvation Army Captain and his wife (Peder and Margaret Pedersen) after intense pressure from the Stanley family. John Lennon was informed by his Aunt Harriet of her existence in 1964. John was so overcome by emotion, wanting to find his sister that he placed an ad in the paper, and hired detectives to look for her. They searched Norway for Victoria, and came up empty handed,and John never found her. He died never knowing her. Julia started seeing Dykins a year after Victoria's birth (although they had known each other before) when she was working in the café near Lennon's primary school; Mosspits. Dykins was a good-looking, well-dressed man who worked at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool as a wine steward. She later moved into a small flat in Gateacre with Dykins. He enjoyed luxuries, and had access to rationed goods like alcohol, chocolate, silk stockings and cigarettes, which was what initially attracted her. The Stanley sisters called him "Spiv", because of his pencil-thin moustache, margarine-coated hair, and pork-pie hat, and the young Lennon called him "Twitchy" because of a physical tic/nervous cough.
    She became pregnant by Williams in late 1944, though first claiming that she had been raped by an unknown soldier.
    More Details Hide Details Williams refused to live with Julia— who was still married to Alf— until she gave up John, which she refused to do.
  • 1942
    Age 27
    In 1942, she met a Welsh soldier named 'Taffy' Williams who was stationed in the barracks at Mossley Hill.
    More Details Hide Details Alf later blamed himself for this, as he had written letters telling her that because there was a war on, she should go out and enjoy herself. After an evening out, she would often give her young son a piece of chocolate or shortcrust pastry the next morning for breakfast.
    During 1942–1943, Julia lived with her son at The Dairy Cottage; 120a Allerton Road, Woolton.
    More Details Hide Details The cottage was owned by Mimi's husband, and Mimi wanted Julia to live there because they would be closer to her house and also out of the Stanley house. As Alf was often away at sea, Julia started going out to dance halls.
  • 1940
    Age 25
    Julia gave birth to John Winston Lennon on 9 October 1940, in the second-floor ward of the Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool, during World War II.
    More Details Hide Details Her eldest sister, Mimi, phoned the hospital and was told that she had given birth to a boy. Mimi would later claim that she went straight to the hospital during the middle of an air raid and was forced to hide in doorways to avoid the shrapnel from falling bombs, but in actuality, there had been no attack on Liverpool that night. Alf was not present at their son's birth, as he was at sea. The infant Lennon started at his first school in November 1945— Mosspits, on Mosspits Lane, Wavertree— so she found a part-time job at a café near the school. After numerous criticisms from the Stanley family about their (still-married) daughter 'living in sin' with John Dykins, and considerable pressure from Mimi—who twice contacted Liverpool's Social Services to complain about the infant Lennon sleeping in the same bed as Julia and Dykins—she reluctantly handed the care of Lennon over to Mimi and her husband, George Smith. In July 1946, Alf visited Mimi's house, 'Mendips' at 251 Menlove Avenue, and took Lennon to Blackpool for a long holiday, but he was secretly intending to emigrate to New Zealand with him. Julia and Dykins found out and followed them to Blackpool. Alf asked Julia to go with them both to New Zealand, but she refused. After a heated argument, Alf said their five-year-old child had to choose between his mother or him.
    Julia found out that she was pregnant (with John) in January 1940, but as the war had started her husband continued to serve as a merchant seaman during World War II, sending money home regularly.
    More Details Hide Details The payments stopped after Alf deserted in 1943.
  • 1938
    Age 23
    On 3 December 1938, 11 years after they had first met, she married Alf Lennon after she had proposed to him.
    More Details Hide Details They were married in the Bolton Street Registry office, although none of her family were present as she had not informed them about the wedding. She wrote 'cinema usherette' as her occupation on the marriage certificate, even though she had never been one. They spent their honeymoon eating at Reece's restaurant in Clayton Square (which is where their son would later celebrate after his marriage to Cynthia Powell), and then went to a cinema. She walked into 9 Newcastle Road waving the marriage licence and said to her family, "There!—I've married him." It was an act of defiance against her father, who had threatened to disown her if she ever cohabitated with a lover. On their wedding night, she stayed at her parents' house, and Lennon went back to his boarding house. The next day, he went back to sea for three months, on a ship bound for the West Indies.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1914.
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