A trip to Beatleland, a.k.a. Liverpool.

A little while ago my wife and I went on a coach trip to the land of the Beatles, Liverpool. Its not far from where we live, when I say far, a few hours travel, depending if you stop off its between 3 to 4hrs. Its a lively place and although probably not as famous as the Fab Four, its where the Titanic sailed from. But back to Beatleland, and once there we took a tour, round all the Beatle sites and the tour was aptly named The Magical Mystery Tour.

Now Liverpool, like a lot of Norther England cities, is a place in transition, and that pace of transition is determined by the one thing that determines most things in life, money. Many old houses have been knocked down for large areas to be re-developed, my own city, Hull, has the same thing, but on a smaller scale. But the Beatle stuff is still there, just, there seems to be an on going battle with the authorities and the historian type people over Ringo Star’s first house.

Its in the middle of a derelict area due for demolition but some want to preserve the house on a historical basis, but the last we heard it was holding up the whole redevelopment of the area, a tricky one though, it has historical interest, but he only lived there before The Beatles became famous, so not sure what will happen. I took some pictures, so without further ado I will post them, with a short explanation, well sort of.

The name says it all.

Yes THE Penny Lane, it was cold though.

Don't know about the Strawberry Fields forever bit but the iron gates have been welded into place because they kept getting stolen by souvenir hunters.

One of the houses George lived at, he moved a few times apparantly, before the fame that was.One of the houses George lived in, he moved a few times apparently, this was before the fame.

Aunt Mimi's John's home.

Actually its quiet ironic this ‘Working Class Hero’ lived in the best house and area of the lot of them.

Paul's home.The name where he lived.

And Ringo's house, the one just past the tree on the left and right in the middle of all the other borded up houses waiting to be demolished, some want to save Ringo's house.

THE Penny Lane again.

'Behind the shelter in the middle of the roundabout a pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray' words by Lennon & McCartney of course and this is THE shelter in the middle of the roundabout.‘Behind the shelter in the middle of the roundabout a pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray’ words by Lennon & McCartney of course but this is THE shelter.

'A banker with a motor car' and this is the bank

Thats the first lot for now, I will carry on with this theme at some point in the meantime I will post this off.

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6 thoughts on “A trip to Beatleland, a.k.a. Liverpool.

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    • Hi Shahidah, the Beatle stuff is all over the city now, their schools, colleges and although The Beatles were by far the most famous, other artists from Liverpool also had quite a bit of success. Gerry And The Pacemakers who’s hit song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is sung by the supporters of the Liverpool soccer club wherever they play. Cilla Black was more local in her success, having tv series and hit records, she was managed by The Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

      These were by no means the only two other artists to gain fame but The Beatles
      outshone then all. But Liverpool was the first big city in the UK to have worldwide success with pop and rock groups, but many other cities had their own, London had The Rolling Stones and The who. Thanks for taking a look at my blog.

  2. Wow, these pics are so cool! This must have been a really fabulous trip. I didn’t know that they wrote songs based on actual places but this is daft of me. Which artist doesn’t get inspiration from their own memories? I showed this to the hubby and he went ga-ga. He is a major Beatles fan. Looks like Liverpool is on our official bucket list now!
    Btw, I think you can say you’re in the same pool of older dudes such as George Clooney, Sean Connery, et al. 🙂

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