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Julia Baird. -

John Lennon’s sister wants the world to know the truth about their mother.
Posted on February 8, 2007 by Matt

As I have said before, there are a few Beatle-related stories that fascinate us. There are a few cloudy tales, and people that seem to get lost in the shuffle. It seems that John Lennon’s mother is one of those people. I know that she wasn’t around very long, but she was so influential in Lennon’s life that it is a shame that her story is not completely told.

I mean any Beatle fan worth his/her salt knows about John learning banjo chords first, and the scene that played out with John literally having to choose between his mother and father. I want to hear some of those other stories. These stories are exciting and fresh to me. It makes me realize that these giants of music were people too. I think it is too often that as fans we forget the human aspects of them. It seems that Julia (John’s half-sister) is expounding on her earlier biography, and telling her story as well as her mother’s.

We can’t wait to read it.
(To read our earlier post about this book check it out here.)

Here’s what we’ve read.

On the morning her half-brother was shot dead by a man told to carry out the killing by voices in his head, Julia Baird was getting her children ready for school.

Then came the dreadful news. Life had ended suddenly for Liverpool’s John Lennon, the musician who was short in sight but whose vision for peace inspired millions.

It is hard under any circumstances to lose a brother, but it can be tougher still when the world is mourning too.

Once again Julia, then aged 33, would have been forced to witness her family’s history laid bare for all to see had she not turned off the television news and shielded her eyes from the screaming newspaper headlines.

“I wish John had never seen a guitar,” she confesses between sips of black coffee. “He could have been an artist instead, he was a genius, he would have made it in some way.

“I wish he had never put himself in that position with all the inherent dangers involved.”

John’s violent death, following those of Julia’s father and the half-siblings’ mother, another Julia, made it even harder to bear.

It took more than two decades for her to try to come to terms with all that had happened in their shared childhood and to start asking questions about the family secrets that ultimately resulted in her new auto-biography released today.

Although Julia admits this book would not exist had her older brother not become one of the most famous faces in the world, it is their mother who is very much its central character.

“Anyone might have skeletons in their closet but that’s family business. In our case, they have been sky-written, we have always been in the public eye,” explains the mother-of-three, who feels her own mother has been badly treated in previous accounts.

We meet outside the Beatles Story at the Albert Dock, where fans who had Lennon’s poster on their bedroom walls have no idea that the unassuming woman they have just walked past without a backward glance is his sister.

Despite her petite frame, she looks incredibly strong, as you would have to be to sit down and face the traumas of the past, never mind publish them for the world to judge.

“Part of the reason for writing the book is that it will go into the British library and hopefully, 50 years down the line, the next John experts will go along the shelf and think this was by his sister so it must be closest to the truth.”

The fourth of five sisters, Julia Stanley was just 14 when she met Alf Lennon in Sefton Park. She told him to remove his “silly hat” and he obliged by throwing it in the lake.

His cheeky reaction made her laugh and they were still a couple 10 years later when they cele-brated their marriage with a trip to the cinema.

A pretty girl, with shoulder- length auburn hair that made the boys wolf-whistle as they passed her in the street, she was undoubtedly her father’s favourite daughter, something her sisters would come to resent.

Alf was away at sea with the Merchant Navy when Julia realised she was pregnant with her first child. John was about a year old when she later learned her husband had gone AWOL while his ship was docked in America.

Alf later claimed he had actually been sent to jail for theft, but denied the charge.

He returned 18 months later but soon left again, and in the meantime, lonely and broke, Julia met a young Welsh soldier who was home on leave.

Their affair was brief but it was to change her life. Pregnant with an illegitimate baby that her own father insisted would have to be adopted, she fell into depression and her sister, Mimi (also known as Mary), stepped in to help look after John.

“My mother was being told daily ‘you are not keeping this baby, you have done a dreadful thing’,” says the younger Julia, who did not find out about her sister, Victoria (later named Ingrid by her adoptive family), until she was an adult.

“She spent the entire pregnancy indoors in her room. We would see her behaviour now as depression.

“I know that my mother fed the baby for six weeks. She fed her as Victoria and she was taken away as Ingrid.”

Past accounts of Lennon’s childhood have generally described his Aunt Mimi as a caring woman who gave the boy a home when his mother was unable to look after him.

His sister believes this is far from the truth.

“Instead of helping my mother, Mimi took her son away. Nanny (another of the Stanley sisters) said the only time Pop (their father) and Mary were ever united was in getting John.”

Julia Lennon was in disgrace. She had lost a child, her father was disappointed in her behaviour, her husband was still away at sea, and she had seen him only a handful of times in five years.

In her lonely state, it was understandable that she would fall for John Albert Dykins, a dark-skinned man with deep brown eyes who was prepared to overlook her social standing and with whom she would have two daughters – Julia and Jackie.

When Alf returned in 1946, she told him that she considered their marriage to be over and moved in with Bobby, as she had begun calling her beau.

“Mimi made three visits,” reveals Julia, who now lives close to the Cheshire-Shropshire border with her partner, Roger. Her first marriage ended shortly after John’s death.

The first time my father told her to go away. She came back with a social worker who said, ‘you can’t take this woman’s child away, leave him alone’.

“When Mimi came back again, she brought the head of social services with her.

He gave John to Pop and he handed him straight to Mimi who took him straight to Mendips (her home in Woolton now owned by the National Trust). Pop said it was just until my mother had sorted herself out, but Mimi went and changed John’s school straight away.”

Julia Baird

Julia Baird (née Dykins)
Born 5 March 1947 (1947-03-05) (age 63)
Liverpool, England
Occupation teacher, educational psychologist and special needs teacher
Spouse Allen Baird (divorced)
Roger Keys (partner)
Children Nicholas (b. 1971) Sara (b. 1972) and David (b. 1980)
Parents Julia Lennon, John Dykins

Julia Baird (née Dykins) (born 5 March 1947) is the eldest daughter of John 'Bobby' Albert Dykins (1918 - December 1965) and Julia Lennon (12 March 1914 – 15 July 1958). Baird's older half-brother was late English musician John Lennon, as well as an older half-sister, Ingrid Pederson. Her younger sister was Jacqueline 'Jacqui' Dykins (born 26 October 1949).[1][2]

Lennon started visiting the Dykins' house in 1951.
After the death of Julia Lennon in 1958, Harriet and Norman Birch
were appointed guardians of Julia and Jacqui, ignoring Dykins' parentage, as he had never legally married their mother. Lennon invited the Dykins sisters to visit after the success of The Beatles, when he was living in Kenwood, Weybridge, with his wife, Cynthia Lennon.

Julia Dykins (Baird) married Allen Baird in 1968 and moved to Belfast. They had three children together but were divorced in 1981. Baird worked as a special needs teacher, and after Lennon's death she wrote John Lennon, My Brother (with Geoffrey Giuliano) and gave up working in 2004 to write Imagine This - Growing up with my brother John Lennon. She is now a director of Cavern City Tours in Liverpool.[3]

1 Early years
2 Legal guardian
3 Later years
4 Notes
5 References
6 External links

Early years

Julia and Dykins's house at 1 Blomfield Road, Liverpool, where Baird and Jacqui Dykins lived. Baird's mother, Julia Lennon, was the fourth of five children in the Stanley family: Mary, known as 'Mimi' (1906-1991), Elizabeth 'Mater' (1908-1976), Anne 'Nanny' (1911-1988), Julia 'Judy' (1914-1958), and Harriet 'Harrie' (1916-1972).[4][5]

Lennon was Julia's first child by Alfred Lennon, although she later had a daughter called Victoria (renamed Ingrid) after an affair with a Welsh soldier while Alfred was at sea.[6] Julia was forced to give up the child for adoption after intense pressure from her father and her sisters.[7][8] Although they had known each other previously, Julia started dating Dykins while working in a café near Mosspits, which was Lennon's primary school.[9][10] Dykins was said to be a good-looking, well-dressed man who was several years older than Julia and worked at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool as a wine steward.[10] Julia later moved into a small flat in Gateacre with Dykins, who had access to rationed goods like alcohol, chocolate, silks and cigarettes.[11] The Stanley sisters called Dykins a "Spiv", because of his pencil-thin moustache, margarine-coated hair, and pork-pie hat, but the young Lennon called him "Twitchy" because of a physical tic and nervous cough Dykins had.[11] Although Julia never divorced Alfred Lennon, she was the Common-law wife of Dykins, although Paul McCartney admitted to being sarcastic to Lennon about his mother living in sin while Julia was still married.[6][12] Julia's sister, Mimi, called Julia and Dykins' home—at 1 Blomfield Road, Liverpool—"The House of Sin" and her own house (where Lennon lived) "The House of Correction".[6] When Jacqui was born prematurely on 26 October 1949, Julia went back to the hospital everyday to see her, although she was often not allowed (by Mimi) to visit Lennon.[9]

Dykins later managed several bars in Liverpool, which allowed Julia to stay at home at Blomfield Road, to look after Baird, Jacqui, a cat named "Elvis", and the 11-year-old Lennon, who had started to visit and occasionally stayed overnight. Baird would give up her bed to Lennon, and share Jacqui's double bed.[13][14][15] Dykins used to give Lennon weekly pocket money (one shilling) for doing odd jobs, such as collecting golf balls on the local course, on top of the five shillings that Lennon's Aunt Mimi gave him.[16][17] During Lennon's visits, he would climb trees with Baird and Jacqui, test Baird's spelling, and once gave Baird half-a-crown to leave him alone when he wanted to kiss his first girlfriend.[6] Baird remembered that after Lennon had visited them, her mother would often play a record called, My Son John, To Me You Are So Wonderful, "by some old crooner, and sit and listen to it".[6][17] "My Son John"— sung by David Whitfield—was released in 1956. Although Mimi sent Lennon to his Aunt's croft in Sango Bay, Durness, Scotland, for his holidays, he later persuaded Mimi to let him take short holidays in North Wales with the Dykins' family.[6] Julia took Baird and Jacqui to Rosebury Street, Liverpool, to watch Lennon play with The Quarrymen on the back of a flatbed coal truck on 22 June 1957. Baird was allowed to sit on the back, but as the music was too loud she asked to be taken off. The Quarrymen played twice that day as part of a celebration to mark the 750th anniversary of the granting of Liverpool’s charter by King John.[18] Lennon and McCartney would later rehearse in the bathroom of Blomfield Road because they said the acoustics "sounded like a recording studio".[19]

Legal guardian

A photo of Baird in 2004. Baird's mother was struck and killed on 15 July 1958, just outside Mimi's home, by a Standard Vanguard car driven by an off-duty constable, PC Eric Clague, who was a learner-driver.[20] Clague later said: "Mrs Lennon just ran straight out in front of me. I just couldn't avoid her. I was not speeding, I swear it. It was just one of those terrible things that happen."[21] Baird and Jacqui (aged eleven and eight respectively) were sent straightway to stay in Edinburgh at Aunt Mater's, and were not allowed to attend the funeral. They were told two months later by Norman Birch (Lennon's uncle) that their mother had died.[22] Lennon's Aunt Harriet and Uncle Norman Birch were made legal guardians of the girls—ignoring Dykins' parentage, as he had never legally married Julia.[23] Julia was buried in the Allerton Cemetery, in Liverpool.[24] Her gravesite is unmarked, and over the years its location was forgotten until it was recently identified by Jacqui as "CE (Church of England) 38-805".[25][26]

Baird and Jacqui were taken to live with the Birch's and their son at The Dairy Cottage, which was owned by Mimi's husband, George Smith.[27][28] At 14-years-old Baird was allowed to go into Liverpool city centre by herself, where she drank cappuccino coffee in the Kardomah Coffee House, although Baird and her friends called it "frothy coffee".[29] At 16, Baird started to hitch-hike to London, although her Aunt never knew, as she would never have allowed it. Baird talked about the trips to London, and how relatively safe they were: "Hitching was easy then. It was a way of life. Everything was becoming more free. We'd start chatting to people in the Tube station and get invited to parties. People always gave us a place to stay - we were never harmed."[29]

Baird and Jacqui were asked to visit Lennon at Kenwood which was his home in Weybridge in 1964. Cynthia Lennon—Lennon's wife at the time—took them both out shopping in Knighstbridge, buying them expensive clothes.[30] During the same visit, The Beatles played at the Finsbury Park Astoria, and the sisters asked to be allowed to stand near the front, but had to be pulled out of the audience by security guards because of the crush.[29] In December 1965, Dykins was killed in a car crash at the bottom of Penny Lane. Lennon was not told about his death for months afterwards.[9] Dykins had married again, but Baird acknowledges that she and Jacqui had very little contact with his wife, and did not attend their father's funeral.[23]

In 1968, Lennon was told The Dairy Cottage was too cramped for them all, so he told Birch to buy a house, and he found a 4-bedroomed house in Gateacre Park Drive, Liverpool. Lennon told Birch to furnish and decorate it, and to send all the bills to him.[9][31] The Dykins heard nothing from Lennon for years, until he phoned Baird in 1975, and asked for mementos of his childhood life, such as his school tie and photographs. He sent £3,000 to cover the cost of shipping and as a gift, but wrote, "Don't tell Mimi".[23][6] Lennon continued to call Baird until 1976, when the calls stopped.[32] Jacqui worked as a shop assistant during the 1970s, but battled against a heroin addiction. In the 1980s, and fully recovered, Jacqui gave birth to her son, John, later working as a hairstylist.[33] After Lennon's death and Harriet died, Yoko Ono wanted to sell the house—as it was still in Lennon's name—but later gave it to the Salvation Army on 2 November 1993, even though Lennon had once written: "I always thought of the house he's in [Birch] as my contribution towards looking after Julia [Baird] and Jacqui. I would prefer the girls to use it."[9]

Later years

Baird's book about growing up with Lennon. Baird married Allen Baird in 1968 and moved to Belfast, but kept her family history a secret.[34] The Bairds had three children together: Nicholas (b. 1971) Sara (b. 1972) and David (b. 1980) but got divorced in 1981.[35] Baird went to university and gained an MA in Philosophy of Education, and during her time there she spent a year out in France, hitch-hiked around Europe, and protested against the war in Vietnam in Paris alongside Simone de Beauvoir.[3][29] Baird later taught French and English before working as a special needs teacher with teenagers in deprived areas of Chester, until she retired to write books and become a director of Cavern City Tours.[3][36]

Baird and Jacqui later met their half-sister Ingrid Pederson for the first time when they were present at the ceremony to place a Blue Heritage plaque on Mimi's house, commemorating the fact that Lennon had lived there. Baird and Jacqui had only recently found out who Pederson was, after being told by journalist Bill Smithies of the Liverpool Echo newspaper.[9] Baird was shocked that Pederson did not look anything like the Stanley or the Lennon family, as she had pale blue eyes and fair hair.[9]

After releasing the book, John Lennon, My Brother—written with Giuliano, and a foreword by McCartney—Baird travelled to New York during 1989 to appear at a Beatles' convention, and was asked if she could prove she was really Lennon's half-sister. Baird declined, saying that she was not going to produce her passport, and the audience would just have to take her word for it.[32] In 2000, Baird was present at the unveiling of six road signs, erected on major routes into Liverpool, saying, "Liverpool welcomes you - to the birthplace of THE BEATLES", and in October she planted a tree in Liverpool's Peace Gardens to commemorate Lennon's birthday.[37][38]

Baird stopped working and retired in 2004, and published a book called Imagine This -Growing up with my brother John Lennon, in February 2007.[9][39] Baird and Jacqui have both publicly said that they wished Lennon had "never seen a guitar", and Baird can not listen to Lennon's music, as she finds it too upsetting.[40][41]

From 28 to 30 September 2007, Durness held the John Lennon Northern Lights Festival which was attended by Baird (who read from Lennon's writings and her own books) and Stanley Parkes (Lennon's Scottish cousin).[39] Parkes said, "Me and Julia [Baird] are going to be going to the old family croft to tell stories". Musicians, painters and poets from across the UK performed at the festival.[42][43] Baird now lives in Chester with her partner, Roger Keys.[34][44]

Baird claims she was never told that her mother was buried in the Allerton Cemetery, in Liverpool,[24] although the graveyard's location is approx. 1.19 miles east of 1 Blomfield Road.[25][26] The gravesite is unmarked, but was recently identified as "CE (Church of England) 38-805". Baird said that the Stanley family hope to finally put a headstone on her mother's grave at some point, but hopes that it will be a private affair for the family and not for the public.[9]

^ "Family Tree". The official site of the Liverpool Lennons. 2004. http://www.lennon.net/familytree/sub/jacqui_dykins.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
^ Lennon (2006) p61
^ a b c "Writer's CV". Hodder & Stoughton. http://www.hodder.co.uk/author_details.asp?author=26893. Retrieved 2007-12-24. [dead link]
^ "An interview with Stanley Parkes". The Liverpool Lennons. http://www.lennon.net/reflections/s_parkes.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
^ Spitz (2005) p19
^ a b c d e f g Roberts, Glenys (2007-01-24). "All you need is love: The John Lennon story". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=430700&in_page_id=1770&ct=5. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
^ Spitz (2005) p27
^ Peder and Margaret Pedersen - 24 August 1998 news.bbc.co.uk - Retrieved 26 January 2007
^ a b c d e f g h i "Imagine This - Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon". British Beatles Fan Club. 2007. http://www.britishbeatlesfanclub.co.uk/features/2007/0821_book_imaginethis.html. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
^ a b Spitz (2005) pp27-28
^ a b Spitz (2005) p28
^ Miles (1997) p32
^ Spitz (2005) p145
^ Lennon (2006) p57
^ Segunda, Feira (2006-05-06). "John Lennon's Cats". Pocket Cat. Archived from the original on July 17, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070717020003/http://pocketcat.blogspot.com/. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
^ Miles (1997) p48
^ a b "Reflections". The official site of the Liverpool Lennons. 2004. http://www.lennon.net/reflections/index.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
^ "An Interview With Julia Baird". Liverpool Lennons. http://www.lennon.net/reflections/julia_baird.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
^ Lennon (2006) p41
^ Lennon (2006) p59
^ "1958 - Clague’s testimony". Beatles Bootlegs. http://www.beatles-bootlegs.com/pageID_3860687.html. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
^ Lennon (2006) pp60-61
^ a b c Harding, Louette (2007-02-02). "John Lennon's forgotten sister". YOU magazine. http://www.you.co.uk/pages/you/article.html?in_article_id=433367&in_page_id=1908. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
^ a b Lennon (2006) p60
^ a b Allerton Cemetery wanadoo-members.co.uk . Retrieved 13 April 2007 Archived September 29, 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
^ a b Graveyard map wanadoo-members.co.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2007 Archived July 10, 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
^ "John Lennon's homes". Ntl World. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob40.html. Retrieved 2008-05-24.
^ "Visiting Woolton?". Woolton Village UK. http://wooltonvillageuk.tripod.com/VisitingWoolton.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-24.
^ a b c d "Julia Baird: My brother the Beatle". The Scotsman newspaper. 2007-03-26. http://news.scotsman.com/thebeatles/Julia-Baird-My-brother-the.3357345.jp. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
^ Giuliano (2002) p317
^ Harry (1990) p121
^ a b Wheeler, Scott (1989-03-26). "Interview: Julia Dykins Baird (half-sister of John Lennon)". The Sunday Enterprise newspaper, Brockton, MA.. http://members.aol.com/scottwheelerband/julia.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
^ "Additional Family Members (Jacqueline Gertrude Dykins)". Dark Sweet Lady (Tripod). Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080122011600/http://darksweetlady.tripod.com/beatleskids/family.html. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
^ a b "I wish John had never been famous". The Northern Echo. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/misc/print.php?artid=1168854. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
^ "'I wish John had never been famous'". The Northern Echo. 2007-02-05. http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/features/leader/display.var.1168854.0.i_wish_john_had_never_been_famous.php. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
^ "Magical Mystery Tour". The Cavern Club. http://www.cavernclub.org/mystery_tour.php. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
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^ a b Chrystall, Margaret (2007-09-22). "Lennon fans come together". Highland News. http://www.highland-news.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/2607/Lennon_fans_come_together.html. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
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Baird, Julia and Giuliano, Geoffrey (1988). John Lennon, My Brother. Grafton. ISBN 978-0-246-13315-1.
Baird, Julia (2007). Imagine This: Growing Up with my Brother John Lennon. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-0-340-83924-9.
Giuliano, Geoffrey (2002). The Lost Beatles Interviews. Cooper Square Press. ISBN 978-0-8154-1226-7.
Harry, Bill (1990). John Lennon Encyclopedia. Bargain Price (Paperback). ISBN 0-7535-0404-9.
Lennon, Cynthia (2006). John. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-89828-3.
Miles, Barry (1997). Many Years From Now. Vintage-Random House. ISBN 0-7493-8658-4.
Spitz, Bob (2005). The Beatles: The Biography. Little, Brown and Company (New York). ISBN 1-84513-160-6.
The Beatles Anthology (2003). The Beatles Anthology (DVD). Apple records. ASIN - B00008GKEG.

External links
Lennon family tree - Lennon.net
Ingrid Pederson and Chapman
Interview with Baird
Baird's book - Daily Mail
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