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Saturday, 16 April 2011

50 Pubs Associated With The Beatles:...

No. 42: Childwall Fiveways Hotel. These days a Wetherspoons, the car park of this pub provided the venue for a famous portrait of Eppy plus "stable". The area is pretty much unchanged almost 50 years on:

The wall unhacked to bits by Japanese admirers, thus far:

I have it on good authority that these pics weren't taken in November '63, as is sometimes claimed, but rather on the morning of June 18th, ie Paul's birthday, and the day John took a shovel to Bob Wooler. Licensing laws back then restricted opening hours to 12 noon–2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. It's possible that a pint or two had already been sunk when these pics were taken, and equally possible that so it continued. John was a notoriously bad drunk after more than a couple, and would lay into people verbally, and occasionally physically, as Bob could attest (though he never did). Still, it was all fun and games at this point:

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