Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

May 2010 - Liverpool England

Photos from our Magical Mystery Tour of Liverpool.

20 Forthlin Road is a National Trust property in Allerton in south Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is the house in which Paul McCartney lived for several years before he rose to fame with the Beatles, and it is labelled by the National Trust as "the birthplace of the Beatles".

The home was featured in an edition of Carpool Karaoke, which aired on the 22 June 2018, episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. Corden visited there with Paul McCartney, who said it was his first visit to the home since he moved away in his late teens.

George Harrison was born at 12 Arnold Grove, Wavertree, on 25th February 1943.

The term 'Unadopted' means the council are not responsible for the maintenance of the street.

251 Menlove Avenue named Mendips (after the Mendip Hills), is the childhood home of John Lennon.

The 1930s semi-detached property, which belonged to Lennon's Aunt Mimi and her husband George Smith. England. Lennon moved there in July 1946 at the age of five from 9 Newcastle Road, in the nearby suburb of Wavertree. Lennon lived at Mendips after his mother, who was living with her boyfriend, was persuaded that it would be better for his Aunt Mimi and George to take care of him. He remained at Mendips until mid-1963 when he was 22 years old.

Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr has the distinction of being the first solo (non-avant-garde) studio album by a member of The Beatles, coming out just weeks before Paul McCartney’s debut. Starr chose to record an album of standards that were some of his mother’s and other family member’s favorites. The album’s cover was a photograph by Richard Polak, of a pub in Liverpool called The Empress. The people in the windows of the pub on the album cover are all relatives of Starr. The pub is just around the corner from where Starr was born at 9 Madryn St.

Penny Lane roundabout mentioned in song. Self-storage van just happened to be going by.

Click here to read a great article about the song.

Bank mentioned in Penny Lane.

The earliest reference to the Gothic Revival mansion 'Strawberry Field' dates from 1870, when it was owned by one George Warren, a wealthy shipping magnate. On an 1891 Ordnance Survey map the building and its grounds appear as the plural 'Strawberry Fields', although this had changed by the 1905 survey. In 1912 it was transferred to another wealthy merchant whose widow sold the estate to the Salvation Army in 1934. It opened as a children's home on 7 July 1936 by Lady Bates in the presence of General Evangeline Booth, daughter of the Salvation Army founder. With a capacity of up to forty girls, boys under 5 were introduced in the 1950s. Later still, older boys also became resident.

Church Road where John’s father Alfred attended the Blue Coat School.

Walking around on our own we found the Hard Days Night Hotel is the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel.

Close by is the Cavern Club which deserves a post of its own.

 Listen to Carpool Karaoke, mentioned above, with Paul taking a tour of Liverpool.


  1. ...Liverpool sure get a lot milage out of the Beatles! From humble beginnings look at what they accomplished. Thanks Jackie for your visit, enjoy! 😀

  2. Wowee!!! So interesting---Thanks so much

  3. What a great post, very nice to see and read.
    Thanks very much for sharing.

  4. This looks loads and loads of fun -- and the photos are fabulous!

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