John Lennon introduces his aunt Mimi to Yoko Ono

12.00pm, Saturday 13 July 1968 (45 years ago)

The Beatles had this weekend free during the recording of the White Album, so John Lennon took the opportunity to visit his aunt Mimi in Poole, Dorset.

Naturally, he took his girlfriend Yoko Ono with him. It was the first time the two women had met.

Mimi Smith lived in a bungalow called Harbour’s Edge, at 126 Panorama Road in Sandbanks, Poole. Lennon bought the house for her in 1965 for £25,000, and she lived there until her death in 1992. The house was since sold and later demolished.

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