Beatles fans in Liverpool for the 2013 International Beatles Week celebration have a rare chance to visit a destination that was part of both the childhood years of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, our British correspondent Donna Jackson of the British Beatles Fan Club told us Aug. 21.
The Woolton Baths, where both Paul McCartney and John Lennon swam when they were boys, will be opening during Beatles week for Beatles fans and all members of the public for viewing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday. Admission is free, but donations are being collected for the campaign to save the historic pool. Memorabilia and souvenirs will also be available.
“They want to get as many Beatle fans there as possible,” Jackson said. You can see pictures of the Baths in the slide show on this page.
The Woolton Baths were the focus of a campaign that began in 2011 to keep the facility from closing because of local budget problems. A petition with 2,000 signatures was presented to city officials to keep the building open. The Quarrymen were among those who had supported keeping them open. The Baths celebrated its 120th anniversary in July.
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