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    In October 2010 my friend Bill Harry >> Mersey Beat.. The Bill Harry Interview arranged for an exhibition of my John Lennon Liverpool related photographs to be shown during the John Lennon season that was held in Liverpool in remembrance of 2 special Lennon anniversarys in the same year, Johns 70th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of his death..

    Due to reasons beyond my control the exhibition was cancelled. the people who were supposed to show the exhibition still have around 100 of my photographs and say they will show the exhibition exclusively of my photographs some time in 2011...if it comes off, great...if it does'nt, no big deal.

    Meantime...I'll post a few Liverpool Beatles related photographs on here...


    Thanks...

    Gerard.


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    I'm sorry about showing only a small shot of this house...
    I dont want to be the one responsible for this house being exposed to the world...

    This is the only house John Lennon owned in Liverpool..
    it is the last house Lennon slept in in Liverpool..with Yoko Ono...
    there is a story related to this house that would shock Beatles fans..it would shock the world...but its not for me to say on here....

    You can search the internet all day and you wont find a photograph of this house..
    You will not see this house on any Beatles tour..




    Biolettis barber shop as mentioned in Penny Lane..
    the chairs on the left is where you sat originally to get your hair cut..

    there was a little enclosed booth to the left if you wanted your hair cutting quick.
    None of The Beatles ever used that booth..
    the gas fire on the right is where they would sit and wait their turn..







    This is 1 Blomfield Rd..
    This was John Lennons Mum Julias house..
    it is the house John was in on the night his mum was run over and killed by drunken off duty police officer Clague...
    John would have got the news at the front door at the bottom of the stairs in the photo.

    And you are looking at a very rare photograph of the bathroom that John Lennon, Paul McCartney and the Quarry Men would all cram into because they liked the acoustics made in the bathroom..




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    From the best collection of Liverpool Beatles related photographs anywhere..
    which I'm very proud to say I took, and I own..




    This photo shows the stairs and entrance to John Lennons art college on Hope Street..
    the door centre pics leads to what was the basement canteen..
    where Lennon, Stu Sutcliffe, Bill Harry etc would put on student bashes..
    this stairway would have been the way in and out for all the gear..
    unless they used the back entry etrance from Mount Street that leads through the courtyard area
    between the art college and Paul McCartneys Liverpool Institute buildings...
    I've plenty of pics... and videos I made all around this college and courtyard area...








    ....July/ August 2010...

    I was approached by the people who put on the Lennon Remembered show at The Royal Court Theatre Liverpool..
    they wanted to use my Lennon related pics as stage backdrops for the show..
    the above shot would have been used in scenes relating to the art college...

    The coverage and press my pics would have got from this would have been very nice..
    I was very flattered by this offer... but I declined..
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    So why do you keep playing so hard to get? I keep waiting for the punchline - but it never comes!... Some of us here must be waiting with bated breath... Or maybe they've all gone to find out about Rebecca Ferguson?! Such irresistible inducements!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Doh View Post
    ... maybe they've all gone to find out about Rebecca Ferguson...


    ....you mean Rebecca Ferguson I mention below in my link ?

    Cheers.. the plugs appreciated.
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    I spent many times in that art college canteen, and also the other rooms. When I was at art college I was in the graphics dept in Hope Place, but we would go into the main Hope st building for other lectures and to use the canteen.

    None of us thought to take any photies of where John Lennon sat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I spent many times in that art college canteen, and also the other rooms. When I was at art college I was in the graphics dept in Hope Place, but we would go into the main Hope st building for other lectures and to use the canteen.

    None of us thought to take any photies of where John Lennon sat.


    I did myself Linda when it was a canteen..never took a single pic..
    its now an engineering workshop and unrecognisable..

    This whole buliding has changed..
    I got pics in what was Lennons art studio before it was converted to a nice plush office..

    and in the lecture theatre on the spot where he always sat and scratched his name on the bench thingy he sat at..

    ---------- Post added at 02:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:50 PM ----------

    One for Chris George..


    Quarry Bank school..
    attended by Chris...and John Lennon.


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    Quarry bank school looks nice inside.

    Part of the art college I was talking about -in Hope Place - is the former Jewish school ( I think I'm correct in saying ) -- anyway, I think it has now been converted into apartments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Quarry bank school looks nice inside.

    Part of the art college I was talking about -in Hope Place - is the former Jewish school ( I think I'm correct in saying ) -- anyway, I think it has now been converted into apartments.

    Its now the Rex Makin building Lind..
    I knew that one very well as well when it was an art department....very well indeed !

    The bulding at the top on Hope Street ?...The Hahneman Building..?
    John Lennons old art college reports etc were kept in a filing cabinet on the top floor in there..
    the lot soon went missing...

    for the record...

    John Moores has a school report that was John Lennons from his Hope Street days..
    a certain person offered them a paltry sum for it...JM refused..

    You wont find any of the above in any book...or anywhere on the Internet.
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    ...and places that remember them...

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20110116/...w-cc3a409.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    [/COLOR]One for Chris George..


    Quarry Bank school..
    attended by Chris...and John Lennon.


    That brings back memories too...

    IIRC Pobjoy's office was just on the left.... along with rumours of metal rings in the wall that used to hold chained slaves.

    I think that was a bad rumour - but it kept us students alert and not wanting a visit to the office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    Its now the Rex Makin building Lind..
    I knew that one very well as well when it was an art department....very well indeed !
    I Googled to find a pic and came up with this -
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10541353@N00/1262413728/

    The graphics students where on the top floor. Textiles in the middle, and general painting on the ground floor. The well known artist Sam Walsh had a studio/lecture room on the ground floor.

    Happy days

    It's a very nice building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I Googled to find a pic and came up with this -
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10541353@N00/1262413728/

    The graphics students where on the top floor. Textiles in the middle, and general painting on the ground floor. The well known artist Sam Walsh had a studio/lecture room on the ground floor.

    Happy days

    It's a very nice building.


    Thats the one Linda..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post

    [/COLOR]One for Chris George..


    Quarry Bank school..
    attended by Chris...and John Lennon.


    I owe you, Gerard, mate. And here is one of me that you took when you took Donna and myself to Quarry Bank in 2007. . . .



    Meanwhile, I was able to find out about the motto in the stained glass window. "Be just and fear not" is a quote from one of Shakespeare's lesser known plays, Henry VIII (my pic this time!):

    Be just, and fear not:
    Let all the ends thou aimíst at be thy countryís,
    Thy Godís, and truthís; then if thou fallíst, . . .
    Thou fallíst a blessed martyr!


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    Are they taking visitors to Quarry Bank? I'll be there next month...

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    I'm assuming this is the house that John bought for Julia and her sister that never actually ended up with them...?

    The full story's in her excellent book "Imagine This" for those interested.

    [QUOTE=Gerard Fleming;316636]In October 2010 my friend Bill Harry >> Mersey Beat.. The Bill Harry Interview arranged for an exhibition of my John Lennon Liverpool related photographs to be shown during the John Lennon season that was held in Liverpool in remembrance of 2 special Lennon anniversarys in the same year, Johns 70th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of his death..

    Due to reasons beyond my control the exhibition was cancelled. the people who were supposed to show the exhibition still have around 100 of my photographs and say they will show the exhibition exclusively of my photographs some time in 2011...if it comes off, great...if it does'nt, no big deal.

    Meantime...I'll post a few Liverpool Beatles related photographs on here...


    Thanks...

    Gerard.



    I'm sorry about showing only a small shot of this house...
    I dont want to be the one responsible for this house being exposed to the world...

    This is the only house John Lennon owned in Liverpool..
    it is the last house Lennon slept in in Liverpool..with Yoko Ono...
    there is a story related to this house that would shock Beatles fans..it would shock the world...but its not for me to say on here....

    You can search the internet all day and you wont find a photograph of this house..
    You will not see this house on any Beatles tour..

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    [QUOTE=NNR;322680]I'm assuming this is the house that John bought for Julia and her sister that never actually ended up with them...?

    The full story's in her excellent book "Imagine This" for those interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    In October 2010 my friend Bill Harry >> Mersey Beat.. The Bill Harry Interview arranged for an exhibition of my John Lennon Liverpool related photographs to be shown during the John Lennon season that was held in Liverpool in remembrance of 2 special Lennon anniversarys in the same year, Johns 70th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of his death..

    Due to reasons beyond my control the exhibition was cancelled. the people who were supposed to show the exhibition still have around 100 of my photographs and say they will show the exhibition exclusively of my photographs some time in 2011...if it comes off, great...if it does'nt, no big deal.

    Meantime...I'll post a few Liverpool Beatles related photographs on here...


    Thanks...

    Gerard.



    I'm sorry about showing only a small shot of this house...
    I dont want to be the one responsible for this house being exposed to the world...

    This is the only house John Lennon owned in Liverpool..
    it is the last house Lennon slept in in Liverpool..with Yoko Ono...
    there is a story related to this house that would shock Beatles fans..it would shock the world...but its not for me to say on here....

    You can search the internet all day and you wont find a photograph of this house..
    You will not see this house on any Beatles tour..

    Hiya NNR...

    Can I help you with any of the above ?
    I'm sorry but I dont understand what you are asking..

    Thanks..


    Gerard.

    ---------- Post added at 03:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:39 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    I owe you, Gerard, mate. And here is one of me that you took when you took Donna and myself to Quarry Bank in 2007. . . .



    Meanwhile, I was able to find out about the motto in the stained glass window. "Be just and fear not" is a quote from one of Shakespeare's lesser known plays, Henry VIII (my pic this time!):

    Be just, and fear not:
    Let all the ends thou aimíst at be thy countryís,
    Thy Godís, and truthís; then if thou fallíst, . . .
    Thou fallíst a blessed martyr!




    Hiya Chris..


    Chris I'm sorry mate for missing this post, that was a pleasant surprise for you..
    was'nt it eh ?

    You was'nt expecting a tour of your old Quarry Bank school..was you ?

    It was my pleasure Chris mate, and I really enjoyed that day..


    and thanks Chris for the info on the stained glass window...
    I never knew that....

    Cheers mate... G...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post

    Hiya Chris..


    Chris I'm sorry mate for missing this post, that was a pleasant surprise for you..
    was'nt it eh ?

    You was'nt expecting a tour of your old Quarry Bank school..was you ?

    It was my pleasure Chris mate, and I really enjoyed that day..


    and thanks Chris for the info on the stained glass window...
    I never knew that....

    Cheers mate... G...
    Thanks, Gerard. My pleasure, mate.

    Here's the whole of that photograph of the leadlight window on the landing at Quarry Bank.



    The mansion, Quarry Bank, was built in 1866-7 for timber merchant James Bland. You can see his cypher in the left hand window pane. It also might not be entirely coincidence that the quotation from Shakespeare begins with "B" -- and I am making the assumption that "Be just, and fear not" may have been Mr. Bland's family motto.

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    Thanks Chris for the info on Quarry Bank..
    its a beautiful building, isn't it ?

    a place I love wandering around... roll on the nice weather..!
    Woolton Woods here I come...
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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    That brings back memories too...

    IIRC Pobjoy's office was just on the left.... along with rumours of metal rings in the wall that used to hold chained slaves.

    I think that was a bad rumour - but it kept us students alert and not wanting a visit to the office...
    Thanks, Az. Glad to gather that you are a former Quarry boy. I was there from 1965 to 1967. When I visited Quarry with Gerard in May 2007 one of the staff pulled out a copy of my signature from a document from 1965. I signed my name then rather conservatively as "C. T. George." Indeed it was while in Mr. Warbrick's art class at Quarry that I had learned to write my present loopier "Christopher T. George" signature (see below). I experimented also with using my middle name, "C. Thompson George" before settling on the style I have used since my time at Quarry. I learned from one of the websites that Mr. Pobjoy, who as you noted was the Head while Lennon along with you and I, years later, were there, was a leading advocate for banning corporal punishment from Liverpool schools. I remember him fondly and learning that makes me even more fond of him.

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    I learned from one of the websites that Mr. Pobjoy, who as you noted was the Head while Lennon along with you and I, years later, were there, was a leading advocate for banning corporal punishment from Liverpool schools. I remember him fondly and learning that makes me even more fond of him.

    The kids all liked this... but it didn't always travel to the wood shop... the wood shop teacher (Mr Woods?) kept a 1/2 inch dowel on a cabinet and threatened us with it....
    We actually did get hit with any wood projects we made if they were incorrect...

    It worked so well, I even remember the name he gave it --- "Rufus"

    PS - 50+ years later I never lay a wood plane down on it's base, always on it's side...

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