Avenue, John's home with Aunt Mimi
Menlove Avenue was John's home with Aunt Mimi from 1945 to 1963.
It was here that John was positively discouraged from playing the
guitar, with Aunt Mimi stating,"The guitar's all very well
John, but you'll never make a living out of it!" When John
became famous, he had the words framed and gave them to his Aunt.
fans take in the sights
Image © John Bythell
Magical Mystery Tour takes avid fans to all the Beatles 'hotspots',
including Menlove Avenue and Strawberry Fields.
is reported that when Paul McCartney arrived to accept Freedom
of the City, he joked with Eddie Porter, one of the tour
guides and a Beatles contemporary, "Eddie, you've been to my
house more than I have!