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Visiting Liverpool: Beatles places
11 July 2017
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@Flyingbrians, I am so glad you got to go to Liverpool! It is a magical place for Beatlemaniacs.

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@Ron Nasty and I took a taxi ride with @StarrisonSubmarine and her boyfriend to Brian’s grave in October 2016.

At first we went in through this gate

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We looked around and couldn’t find the Jewish part of the cemetery.
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Then we somehow came to realize that the Jewish part was on the other side of a brick wall. We found a hole in the section of the wall and climbed through. See where I circled in white.

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Some Jewish people were there paying their respects to their loved ones. They spoke to us. I think I broke some kind of protocol when I pulled out a moist cleaning cloth to clean Brian’s grave off.

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We saw Harry, Queenie, and Clive’s graves also (Brian’s father, mother, and brother).

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While we were waiting for a taxi to pick us up, we realized there was a separate gate for the Jewish cemetery. If you go, see if this gate is open. If you are standing looking at the first gate (above), the Jewish gate is down the sidewalk to your right.

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Did you put a stone on his grave AG? ^

 

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I don’t know if this is protocol or not, but I just picked up rock that was on the ground and put it on the grave. I wish I had better prepared myself and brought an Oklahoma Rose Rock to put on the grave.

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Ahhh Girl said
You can put the Beatles Bible in Paul’s hand in the new Andy Edwards statue.

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Ron Nasty and I enjoyed the Pattie Boyd photography exhibit and the British Invasion exhibit at the Beatles Story pier head annex.  

Now I have to go back and see the statue after reading this: https://alansblogspot.wordpres…..liverpool/ I can’t believe I missed all these subtleties.

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Ahhh Girl said
@Flyingbrians, I am so glad you got to go to Liverpool! It is a magical place for Beatlemaniacs.  

I can vouch for this, it’s a must visit.

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Hi everyone, I know this might not be relevant to the forum but i am doing a study on Beatles tourism for the University Of Liverpool. If any of you Beatles fans could fill out this quick survey it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MM3TP87

If you need further information on why I am doing this study and what your information will be used for please click here. 

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kaneok said
Hi everyone, I know this might not be relevant to the forum but i am doing a study on Beatles tourism for the University Of Liverpool. If any of you Beatles fans could fill out this quick survey it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MM3TP87
If you need further information on why I am doing this study and what your information will be used for please click here. 
drive.google.com/file/d/14TTJL3x6uiqWplvxqVqm0ugogGsnpolT/view  

I have done due diligence to make sure this is a legit survey. It most certainly is. Let’s help this student out with his dissertation by answering the questions.

@kaneok, I hope you enjoy the posts in this thread.

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kaneok said
Hi everyone, I know this might not be relevant to the forum but i am doing a study on Beatles tourism for the University Of Liverpool. If any of you Beatles fans could fill out this quick survey it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MM3TP87
If you need further information on why I am doing this study and what your information will be used for please click here. 
drive.google.com/file/d/14TTJL3x6uiqWplvxqVqm0ugogGsnpolT/view  

Done 🙂 Good look with your dissertation!

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Done! Hope it helps you!

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Visiting Liverpool also means visiting that wonderful Scouse accent. I can hear it now in my mind in the form of the voices of shop clerks at the eyeglasses shop and clothing shop I went in.

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…cultural impacts of [the 1960s] really came into play with the boom of The Beatles. That was down to the blues, which actually travelled from New Orleans along America’s Mississippi River, before embarking across the Atlantic to the River Mersey. Update: Mersey-ssippi. Feelings of deprivation endured by African-Americans struck a chord with Liverpool’s working-class teens and so “Merseybeat” quickly evolved.

From my personal experience, Liverpudlian qualities bode well with Americans. Paul McCartney acknowledged that during the band’s first conference on US soil, claiming similarities through the pronunciation of particular words. “You know, we say grass instead of grahhss and that sounds a bit American.” Am I therefore arguing that the Scouse accent aided their invasion? Well, to an extent, yes.

…resulted in an immense interest for Liverpool’s culture which, to this day, continues to communicate the inherent Beatles qualities: pleasure and possibility. Take a trip there and you’ll land in John Lennon Airport, greeted by a yellow submarine upon exit. A short drive to the centre of town will introduce you to endless points of call for the Fab Four: a museum in the Albert Dock, statues on the Pier Head, the Cavern Club and obviously a magical mystery bus tour. It’s impossible to escape even if you live in the surrounding suburbs – sixth-form lunch breaks to the local tavern took friends and me past Penny Lane , where we were bound to see a group of Beatle-lovers adding their name to the road sign. It’s comforting, though, that this cultural pulse continues to flourish.

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I’ve visited Liverpool a few times and seen it develop over the years. I’ve heard it compared to Chicago, which I’m not sure about as I’ve only been there once. Some people hate the architecture in Liverpool but I love it.

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Saltie said
I’ve visited Liverpool a few times and seen it develop over the years. I’ve heard it compared to Chicago, which I’m not sure about as I’ve only been there once. Some people hate the architecture in Liverpool but I love it.

  

What was the comparison with Chicago?

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So many things pulling me back to Liverpool. One of these days…a-hard-days-night-john-3

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Double posting…oh, well, I found another thing. Link to the hashtag on Twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/ab…..50?lang=en

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road album, The Beatles Story has teamed up with Liverpool’s top street artist Paul Curtis to create a very special mural for the public to enjoy. The interactive artwork is inspired by the album’s cover and depicts the scene of the famous London-based zebra crossing used by the band.

Members of the public are encouraged to stand in front of the mural, which is located in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool, to recreate the famous crossing scene and to share their photographs online via social media.

 

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Liverpool also got a Beatles-inspired escape room last year, @Ahhh Girl…

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Escape Yellow Sub will require groups to dress up as a submarine crew and complete a series of Beatles inspired tasks, brain teasers and puzzles to escape the iconic Yellow Sub.

It seems the Blue Meanies have hatched a plan to lock people in the submarine and start a missile launch sequence.

Crews will have 50 minutes to disarm the missile and make it out.

Aimed at groups of 2 to 5.

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Liverpool also got a Beatles-inspired escape room last year, @Ahhh Girl…

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Escape Yellow Sub will require groups to dress up as a submarine crew and complete a series of Beatles inspired tasks, brain teasers and puzzles to escape the iconic Yellow Sub.

It seems the Blue Meanies have hatched a plan to lock people in the submarine and start a missile launch sequence.

Crews will have 50 minutes to disarm the missile and make it out.

Aimed at groups of 2 to 5.

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That looks so awesome! Do you think the clues are Beatles-related, or just normal so non-Beatlemaniacs will have a chance?

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I don’t think it ignore the Beatles, @50yearslate, but somewhere on the site it says it’s also aimed at non-Beatles fans, so I don’t think hardcore knowledge is needed.

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I’ll get to do my official write-up of my Liverpool trip eventually (I was there in September 2018, it’s been a while) so I’ll just put in one point. Walking around John’s and Paul’s childhood homes, I kind of felt distanced from it like I hadn’t really registered that I was in their homes where all those iconic songs were written.

It wasn’t until I was in Mendips and I saw that the grandfather clock had ‘George Toogood Smith’ on it that I went “omfg I’m in John Lennon ‘s house!!!!!”. I think it took somebody as ordinary as Uncle George to make my head go *ping*. I was searching around the internet and I cannot find a photo of the clock (regrettably I didn’t take one) although I’m sure other people have clocked who it belonged to…hopefully. 

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