*A frail-looking Yoko Ono visited Liverpool to open a exhibition dedicated to her relationship with John Lennon
*While in the city, she visited Mendips and 9 Newcastle Road, the homes where the Beatles legend grew up
*It is believed to be the first time she has visited the Newcastle Road home, having reportedly bought it in 2013
*She also posted of a photo of herself in Lennon’s old bedroom online, writing: ‘I love you John. Yoko’
A frail-looking Yoko Ono was spotted visiting two of John Lennon’s childhood homes on Friday after traveling from her New York home to Liverpool.She was in the city to open a museum show dedicated to their relationship, filled with exhibits from her own private collection.
While in Liverpool she visited Mendips, the home where Lennon spent most of his childhood, and took a photo of herself in his bedroom.
Uploading the photo to Instagram, she wrote: ‘This is John’s room in Menlove Avenue. I feel John here with me…I love you John. Yoko.’
She previously owned the property, having bought it at auction in 2002 before donating it to the National Trust, which now preserves it. Yoko was also seen leaving John’s earliest home, at 9 Newcastle Road, which she bought at auction in 2013 for more than three times the asking price. The same decorating team that renovated the Mendips home were spotted at the Newcastle Road property after it was purchased. John lived at Newcastle Road from his birth until age five, when the breakdown of his parents’ marriage saw him move to Mendips to live with his Aunt Mimi.
Newcastle Road is just a few yards from Penny Lane, which inspired one of The Beatles most famous songs, while Mendips is where the band had some of their earliest rehearsals.
The exhibition to Yoko and Lennon, entitled Double Fantasy – John and Yoko, is being displayed at the Museum of Liverpool until April next year.
Included in the items on display are Lennon’s iconic wire-framed glasses, a rare Sardonyx guitar used by Lennon on the album Double Fantasy, and artwork made by the pair.
Yoko Lennon said: ‘I am so happy and grateful that we are having our Double Fantasy -John & Yoko show in Liverpool.
‘This is where John was born and I know John would be very happy too.
‘We were a very simple couple just loving each other every day and I just wanted to show the simple truth of us.
‘In our personal life we were pretty simple people, and we made all sorts of things with love for each other. Everything was made out of love.
‘We found that we were both very strongly interested in world peace. I feel John and I are still working together. I always feel his warmth next to me.’
Yoko visited Liverpool museum in order to open the exhibition, which is filled with items from their life.