Yoko Ono visits John Lennon’s school and childhood home

Yoko Ono visited John Lennon’s childhood home and school during a tour of Liverpool.

Ono was greeted by dozens of children when she visited Dovedale junior and infant schools in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, where she was given a tour of its new £1m Sure Start children’s centre.

It was just so emotional when I saw them out there and had that great big welcome. I did not expect it.

This is John’s 70th birthday year and he is not here, but his spirit is still here. I am celebrating the opening of the Sure Start children’s centre and it is a nice way of celebrating John’s 70th.

Yoko Ono

She also surprised tourists at Mendips, Lennon’s former home on Menlove Avenue. She visited Mendips to speak to custodian Colin Hall and to meet Lennon’s cousin Michael Cadwallader, who oversaw the house’s restoration after she bought and donated it to the National Trust.

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