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Mendip Hills,

range of hills, c.25 mi (40 km) long, across N Somerset, SW England, extending SE from the vicinity of Hutton to the Frome valley. Primarily limestone, the hills have numerous caves (Wookey Hole, Cheddar Caves), some of which show signs of prehistoric occupation. In the hills are ruins of Roman lead mines, an amphitheater, and a Roman road. The gorges near Cheddar are particularly notable. Livestock raising and quarrying are important there.
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Mendips is at 251 Menlove Avenue in Woolton, and belonged to John's Aunt Mimi, who took him in when he was five years old.
The former Georgian era Hunstrete House Hotel in the Mendip Hills is the latest addition to the trendy shabby chic Pig family, joining the Pig restaurant with rooms at Brockenhurst in the New Forest and the Pig in the Wall B&B in Southampton.
In the King of the Mendips climb competition, Scott also finished fourth and Cullaigh ninth.
Lennon lived at Mendips from 1945 to 1963 with his aunt Mimi and her husband George Toogood Smith.
Lennon lived at semi--detached 1930s house Mendips from 1945 to 1963 with his aunt Mimi and her husband George Toogood Smith after his parents separated when he was five.
Lennon lived at Mendips, a 1930s semi-detached house, with his Aunt Mimi and her husband George Toogood Smith, from the age of five to 22.
We get a lot of support from Wales and it's always great to see Wales represented on the track," said Mendips Raceway promoter Graham Bunter.
Where you find lead, you also find silver, and it's these two resources that are thought to have attracted the Romans to the Mendips in around 43 AD, and have subsequently had the greatest impact on the region's character.
Now history degree students at the University of Chester are vying to establish the type of plants that would have featured in the garden at Mendips and neighbouring properties at the time.
Until the powers-that-be make Channel 4 available from Welsh transmitting stations, my TV aerial, for one, will remain resolutely pointing to the Mendips, not Wenvoe, and I am not alone.
Almost everyone I know has an aerial pointed towards the Mendips and only turned to BBC Wales when an international rugby match is being broadcast.
His childhood home Mendips opens to the public for the first time today after being donated to the National Trust by Yoko Ono Lennon.