The home where John Lennon began his life after his birth in 1940 at 9 Newcastle Road in Liverpool is up for auction and Donna Jackson of the British Beatles Fan Club said in an interview Sept. 28 that the home in many ways hasn't changed from when John Lennon and his mother Julia lived there.
“The house needs some work before it's fully habitable but it's got really great potential,” she said by email. “There are lots of original features that would have been there when John lived there, and they're really lovely. The ceiling roses are gorgeous, and the original pantry is still in the kitchen. It's not at all hard to imagine John living there, and crawling on the floors and holding on the bannister struts (the originals are still in the house) as he clambered up and down the stairs. There's also a really nice 'feel' to the house. I absolutely loved it!”
The real estate listing says the house is located in the Penny Lane area of Liverpool (another plus!), and calls it “ a friendly south-facing bay-fronted traditional terraced house.”
“On the ground floor, a bright vestibule then hallway lead to the south-facing front family room, rear sitting room then to the generous eat-in kitchen-diner. Stairs lead up to the landing, off which there are three bedrooms and the family bathroom,” the listing reads. “The walled back-yard is accessed from the kitchen or via a gated alleyway.”
The property will be auctioned Oct. 29 at The Cavern Club on Mathew Street in Liverpool. Bidders may attend in person or set up a free telephone or proxy bid by contacting the auctioneers by calling 044 0151 734 2220 in Allerton or 044 0151 236 8187 in Liverpool.
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