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Kenneth Partridge (August 24, 1926 – December 7, 2015)

Kenneth Partridge (24 August 1926 – 7 December 2015) was an English interior designer, who created homes for two of the Beatles, and showrooms for fashion designers Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell. Kenneth Partridge was born in Brockley, south London, the son of Sidney Partridge, an electrical engineer and factory manager, and his wife Dorothy (née Brown). He served as a Bevin Boy during World War II. He lived in Brighton with his long-term partner, Derek Granger. John Lennon bought Kenwood, St. George's Hill on 15 July 1964, and spent £40,000 on remodelling it, employing Partridge for the interior design, having admired his work at the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein's house.

Timeline & Places:
• August 24, 1926: born.
• 1952 to 2015: lived at 9 Chichester Terrace, Brighton BN2 1FG, Regno Unito, sharing with Derek Granger
• 1964: decorated Kenwood, St. George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0JT, UK, for John Lennon
• December 7, 2015: died.
References:
Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World



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