Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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John Lennon's Tittenhurst Toilet

A toilet belonging John Lennon sold at auction in Liverpool on Saturday for £9,500 – nearly 10 times its guide price, organisers said.

John used the porcelain lavatory, which is painted with blue flowers and a blue border at the rim and at the base, when he lived at Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire, southeast England, from 1969 to 1972.

The loo was removed when the house was being refurbished, and John suggested the builder, John Hancock, take it home and “put some flowers in it”.

Instead, the builder carefully stored it in a garden shed, where it remained for 40 years until he died, and his son-in-law put it up for sale.

At the auction at the 33rd annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool, the toilet was expected to fetch about £1,000.

“It is unbelievable,” said auction organiser Stephen Bailey after it sold for almost 10 times that. “We had bids coming in from all over the place but it went to a private overseas buyer.”

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