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Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles book
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mjb
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22 February 2010 - 4.21pm

Only on page 42 so not really, well nothing too new. That said, it is very interesting. It's now in the bathroom Laugh

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skye
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22 February 2010 - 4.28pm

Serious business then.

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22 February 2010 - 4.32pm

skye said:Serious business then.


Oh yes, but I'll probably get into trouble for taking up so much space.  You know how big the book is!

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skye
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22 February 2010 - 4.37pm

No kidding! I like to read in bed and between this book and Anthology it's kind of awkward.

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22 February 2010 - 4.47pm

skye said:No kidding! I like to read in bed and between this book and Anthology it's kind of awkward.


You'll have big muscles in your arms.....but an aching neck!

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4 March 2010 - 12.36am

Make any progress on this?

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7 March 2010 - 2.11pm

skye said:

Make any progress on this?


 

I'm loving it! Have just finished reading all about the Casbah Coffee Club.  I didn't know all the original things are still in the cellar. I went there years ago (sneaking round the back to take a photo) and had no idea what still lay within. I simply MUST go and visit it now, but it says "by appointment only" so I need to investigate. It's been granted English Heritage status which is good. Think I'll email Liverpool Tourist Board.......

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

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7 March 2010 - 3.08pm

mjb said:

skye said:

Make any progress on this?


 

I'm loving it! Have just finished reading all about the Casbah Coffee Club.  I didn't know all the original things are still in the cellar. I went there years ago (sneaking round the back to take a photo) and had no idea what still lay within. I simply MUST go and visit it now, but it says "by appointment only" so I need to investigate. It's been granted English Heritage status which is good. Think I'll email Liverpool Tourist Board.......


 

Firstly, apologies to Joe and Icaramba?? for not answering their questions on the John and Pauls childhood homes forum. I honestly thought i had until i read this and mjbs comment here and realised i hadn't.

I looked into this after people were asking about places to go in Liverpool. There is an all day tour in of Liverpool that goes to most of the important Beatle sights but more importantly, the ticket price includes entrance to John's Menlove Avenue home, Paul's Forthlin Road home and The Casbah Club. I thought this was a pretty good tour and i'm tempted to go on it myself and put a foreign accent on, haha

 

If anyone wants to check it out, the website is, and bare with me cos I'm not good at this stuff 

 

http://www.beatlestours.co.uk/

Onward my friends, and glory for the thirty ninth!!

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7 March 2010 - 3.42pm

I'm hitting a brick wall regarding the Casbah.  I have find out you need to pre-book a tour (£15 per person) but the website given PLUS the email address is not working! Aaaaggghhhhhhhhh.

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7 March 2010 - 3.56pm

The website's been down for a while now. There's a phone number on their MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/thecasb.....coffeeclub

PaulRamon - thanks for the suggestion. The all-day tour and the four-hour one both look good. There are no prices on the site as far as I can see, unfortunately. If I ever pay a return visit to Liverpool I'll consider it, though it'd probably be cheaper to drive up and find the places myself. The ones I really want to go to are Forthlin Road, Menlove Avenue and the Casbah.

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skye
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7 March 2010 - 4.28pm

I suppose the tours will pick up towards the end of the year. I'd rather visit with without the crowds.

mjb - The Casbah part is pretty cool. They should have added it to their business card, "The Quarrymen: available for parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, home renovations".

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8 March 2010 - 8.48am

Joe said:

The website's been down for a while now. There's a phone number on their MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/thecasb.....coffeeclub

PaulRamon – thanks for the suggestion. The all-day tour and the four-hour one both look good. There are no prices on the site as far as I can see, unfortunately. If I ever pay a return visit to Liverpool I'll consider it, though it'd probably be cheaper to drive up and find the places myself. The ones I really want to go to are Forthlin Road, Menlove Avenue and the Casbah.


 

Joe – unless you are on the Official Tour you cannot gain access to Menlove Avenue of Forthlin Road. Been there, done it! I was the fortunate one mind, I was inside on the Tour whilst others were stood outside looking quite envious 🙂

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8 March 2010 - 9.45am

By the official, you mean having booked it through the National Trust? I thought that was the case - I wouldn't expect to just turn up and be let in. But just to clarify, there's no need to go through this Beatles Tours company, is there?

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8 March 2010 - 9.52am

Joe said:

By the official, you mean having booked it through the National Trust? I thought that was the case - I wouldn't expect to just turn up and be let in. But just to clarify, there's no need to go through this Beatles Tours company, is there?


 

No!

We booked at Speke Hall (which is where the NT tours depart from).

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9 March 2010 - 11.00pm

This book gets better at the turn of every page. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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skye
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9 March 2010 - 11.26pm

Told you so. a-hard-days-night-george-8

I lost my momentum at the end, but suggested tour routes are kind of useless unless you're planning a trip. So I skimmed that part.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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9 March 2010 - 11.57pm

skye said:

Told you so. a-hard-days-night-george-8

I lost my momentum at the end, but suggested tour routes are kind of useless unless you're planning a trip. So I skimmed that part.


 

That's just it, it's whetted my appetite. I discussed with Mrs MJB last night about a trip to Liverpool in August. Rather reluctantly, she agreed! I say "Good on her"....

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

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2 April 2010 - 9.43am

Finished this book last week. I really enjoyed it and would definately recommend it to anyone who is going to visit Liverpool. It is also a good source of reference to the early life of the Beatles too. Some very good interviews are to be read by local folk.

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"

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13 November 2010 - 10.24am

Can't recommend this highly enough. David Bedford's guide to every nook, not to mention crannie, of Liverpool that any Beatle has ever been too is the most detailed book on the subject.

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13 November 2010 - 4.09pm

I know mjb and I would have to agree. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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