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A Glimpse into John Lennon's Childhood: From the age of 5 until he was 22, John Lennon resided at 251 Menlove Avenue with his aunt and uncle. This unassuming house, nestled in Liverpool, played a significant role in shaping Lennon's musical journey. It was within these walls that Lennon's early creativity flourished, providing the backdrop for the composition of numerous Beatles classics.
The Transformation: In 2002, the house was acquired by Yoko Ono, John Lennon's widow, recognizing its historical importance. Understanding the sentimental value attached to this residence, Yoko Ono made the magnanimous decision to donate the property to the National Trust. This act of generosity ensured that the childhood home of one of the world's most celebrated musicians would be preserved for generations to come.
A Tourist Attraction: Since then, 251 Menlove Avenue has been carefully restored and converted into a cherished tourist attraction. Today, visitors from all corners of the globe can embark on a pilgrimage to this hallowed place and immerse themselves in the vibrant history of the Beatles. The house showcases an array of Beatles memorabilia, offering an intimate glimpse into the lives of the band members during their early years.
Stained Glass Restoration: As part of our commitment to preserving cultural heritage, we had the honour of restoring the stained glass windows at John Lennon's childhood home. Carefully repairing and weatherproofing these windows ensured that the original charm of the house remained intact. By safeguarding this iconic property, we strive to maintain the authenticity and spirit of the place where the Beatles' magic first came to life.
Preserving the Legacy: The restoration and upkeep of historic landmarks such as John Lennon's childhood home are of utmost importance. These spaces hold immeasurable value in showcasing cultural and artistic evolution and they serve as reminders of the extraordinary individuals who left an indelible mark on the world.
Happy International Women's Day! Today, we join the global celebration of the achievements and contributions of women in all spheres of life. At The Stained Leaded Glass Company, we are proud to have a team where women play an integral role in various aspects of our work. From estimation and consultation to new design creation, stained and etched glass production and restoration, glass painting, health & safety, payroll, management, and more, our talented female staff members contribute their expertise and passion to every step of our journey. Let's take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate their valuable contributions by highlighting some of their incredible work.
Diverse Roles, Shared Dedication: Our female team members bring a wealth of talent and creativity to our projects. They excel in estimation and consultation, offering valuable insights. Their artistic flair shines through in new design creation, producing stunning and unique glass pieces.
Crafting Beauty: Stained and Etched Glass: With meticulous precision, our female artisans transform glass into awe-inspiring works of art. They select, cut, solder, and assemble intricate designs, infusing each piece with timeless beauty.
Preserving History: Restoration and Painting: Our skilled women experts restore and paint stained glass, preserving its historical significance. Their attention to detail breathes new life into ancient windows, while their glass painting expertise adds vibrant colours and intricate details.
Behind the Scenes: Administration and Management: Our female team members excel in administrative and managerial roles. They ensure smooth operations, manage health and safety, and oversee payroll, contributing to our company's success.
We are immensely proud of the exceptional women who shape our company's success. Their passion, creativity, and dedication are invaluable. On International Women's Day, we honour their achievements and positive impact.
Take a moment to be inspired by the photos showcasing their expertise and talent!
It’s back to school week! And we had a wonderful surprise in store for the pupils and staff at Devonshire Road Primary School. The new stained glass window has been fitted just in time for their first day back after the Summer Holidays. Take a look at the stained glass window and some of the children’s drawings, which inspired the design below.
We were contacted back in 2019 to collaborate with the students and staff to create a new stained glass window that reflects the school ethos:
We have been featured in The Bolton News today, with a story about the magical stained glass windows we made during Lockdown last year. Take a read of the article below to learn more:
"Bolton firm commissioned by New York Harry Potter store | The Bolton News
A FAMILY firm in Astley Bridge has created some magical stained-glass windows for the new flag ship Harry Potter store in New York.
The Stained Leaded Glass Company, founded by Andrew Seddon who runs it with his wife Corina, was commissioned to create the window panels for the shop which opened last week.
Featuring the word 'butterbeer'- a popular wizards' drink featured in the books and films, the window panes were inspired by traditional stained glass designs.