Yoko thanks Lennon family
Mar 26 2003
YOKO Ono will be reunited with members of John Lennon's family at a secret location in Liverpool tomorrow.
She will hold a special thank you lunch to reward all those who helped her open the former Beatle's childhood home "Mendips" to the public.
Lennon's cousin Stanley Parkes and his half-sister Julia Baird are thought to be on the guest list.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Coun Jack Spriggs and other civic leaders have been invited as well as representatives of the National Trust, current owners of the Woolton semi-detached house.
The Menlove Avenue property will be officially opened to the public on Saturday.
However, Daily Post readers can enjoy a sneak preview in our Friday edition.
Ms Ono bought the four-bedroom house from a private seller for £150,000 before donating it to the National Trust last year.
It has been restored to resemble the way it looked when the musician lived there with his Aunt Mimi from the ages of 5 to 12.
Ms Ono worked anonymously through a third party to secure the property, which went on the market in June 2002 after its owner, Rod Burkey revealed he did not want to live there.