Beatle Bidding at £160,000 – £200,000
Omega Auctions have put a reserve price of £160,000 – £200,000 for the childhood home of George Harrison. They moved into the property in 1950 when George was just 6 years old and it was a regular rehearsal venue for The Quarrymen and then latterly The Beatles.
Rare on the Market
It’s rare for former Beatles’ homes to hit the market. Lennon and McCartney’s childhood homes are both owned by the National Trust and in 2016, Ringo Starr’s childhood home was purchased for about $95,000 by a fan. The reserve price for Harrison’s home is expected to be exceeded, partly because of new interest in The Beatles (who just reached Number One again with Let It Be) and on Twitter (image below, from the eagle-eyed, rarity-collecting Twitter account @TheBeatlesPix).
Everything and the Kitchen Sink
The 3 bedroom family home includes three spacious
bedrooms, bathroom and lavatory. A number of original features from George’s time at the property still remain and include the bath, sink, some original doors, hanging rails in wardrobes and outbuildings complete with original doors and decor.
Blue Plaque Potential
In addition to this, a large kitchen dresser unit is in the sale – it was found in the outbuildings and would have originally been in the kitchen when George and his family lived there. Importantly, any successful buyer could apply for a blue plaque from November 2021.
…And a Statue for Brian Epstein
A consultation has also begun on a plan for a statue of Brian Epstein in Liverpool. It is proposed the statue be sited near where Brian’s NEMS music store stood & from where he walked in November 1961 to discover the band. For updated details follow @cavernliverpool and @thebeatles. The Brian Epstein Legacy Project (below) is @epsteinlegacy for fans. The proposed statue (above) is suggested by the council @lpoolcouncil.
Main image of George Harrison’s childhood home: Omega Auctions.