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BIRTHPLACE OF THE BEATLES

Paul McCartney

"Mother Nature's Son"


James Paul McCartney was born in Walton Hospital (Walton) where his mum was a nurse. He was the 4th in line to be called James, but they added Paul and seemed to call him that from when he went home. The McCartney family moved several times. Their first home was in 10, Sunbury Road (Walton), before they moved to Wallasey, and 92 Broadway Avenue (Wirral).  After a short stay there, they came back to Sir Thomas White Gardens in Everton (Walton), before heading to the outskirts of Liverpool to Roach Avenue in Knowsley (Walton). They then made the trek to the far south of Liverpool, to a new housing estate in Speke. They first settled in 72 Western Avenue (Speke) before moving across the estate to 12 Ardwick Road (Speke), close to where George Harrison had moved. Their final move was in 1955 to 20 Forthlin Road (Allerton). He finally moved his father from Forthlin Road to a house he bought in Heswall, affectionately known as Rembrandt, situated in Baskervyle Road (Wirral).


He was enrolled in Stockton Wood School (Speke) before being moved to Joseph Williams School in Netherley (Belle Vale, Netherley). He was a good pupil and progressed to the Liverpool Institute Grammar School (Liverpool), where he met George Harrison. Of course, years later he would turn it into LIPA (Liverpool).


He met John and the Quarrymen at St. Peter's Church (Woolton), and the history books say he made his debut with them at New Clubmoor Hall (Walton), but Colin Hanton, Quarrymen drummer thinks differently – see later. After a brief few months apart, the Quarrymen were reformed to open the Casbah Coffee Club (Casbah) where Paul helped to decorate the club!


This is an excerpt from the book, which you will need to purchase to read the full story of Paul’s life.


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