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Posted by Kestrel

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      Anybody remember Norman Chapman?

      https://davidabedford.com/2019/06/26/big-feller-he-was-a-good-drummer/

        David's first two books, 'Liddypool' & 'Fab One Hundred And Four' are two of my favourite books on the Beatles. And I have over a hundred. Seek out the originals but avoid the poorly produced reissue of 'Liddypool'. The third book, 'Finding The Fourth Beatle' was written by two authors and it shows in the narrative. Worth having but not up the high standards set with the first two books.

          Kestrel wrote:

          David's first two books, 'Liddypool' & 'Fab One Hundred And Four' are two of my favourite books on the Beatles. And I have over a hundred. Seek out the originals but avoid the poorly produced reissue of 'Liddypool'. The third book, 'Finding The Fourth Beatle' was written by two authors and it shows in the narrative. Worth having but not up the high standards set with the first two books.

          I have Liddypool. David was our tour guide in 2016 for our Liverpool coach tour. He is from Dingle and lived quite near to Ringo. Here he is on our bus:

           

            Nancy R wrote:

            Kestrel wrote:

            David's first two books, 'Liddypool' & 'Fab One Hundred And Four' are two of my favourite books on the Beatles.

            I have Liddypool. David was our tour guide in 2016 for our Liverpool coach tour. He is from Dingle and lived quite near to Ringo. Here he is on our bus:

            I would definately recommend the follow up book. That's one thing I've never done, gone on a Beatles coach trip. I think it would annoy me. I have to make an exception with the National Trust mini-bus trips to John & Paul's childhood homes though. Generally I just like making my own way around the Beatles sites, either walking or by bus. I'm not keen on crowds. Everytime I've ever visited St Peter's Church in Woolton I've hardly ever seen anyone else. Its just so relaxing to sit there for an hour in the churchyard,visualising John and Paul walking the same paths 60 odd years earlier.

              Kestrel wrote:

              Nancy R wrote:
              Kestrel wrote:

              David's first two books, 'Liddypool' & 'Fab One Hundred And Four' are two of my favourite books on the Beatles.

              I have Liddypool. David was our tour guide in 2016 for our Liverpool coach tour. He is from Dingle and lived quite near to Ringo. Here he is on our bus:

              I would definately recommend the follow up book. That's one thing I've never done, gone on a Beatles coach trip. I think it would annoy me. I have to make an exception with the National Trust mini-bus trips to John & Paul's childhood homes though. Generally I just like making my own way around the Beatles sites, either walking or by bus. I'm not keen on crowds. Everytime I've ever visited St Peter's Church in Woolton I've hardly ever seen anyone else. Its just so relaxing to sit there for an hour in the churchyard,visualising John and Paul walking the same paths 60 odd years earlier.

              This was included with a tour group through Charles Rosenay’s Liverpool Productions. Even though this was during Beatleweek, there were no big crowds. Got to see lots of out-of-the-way places we would otherwise never have found (like Hulme Hall and other places on the Wirral)  Ran into Len Garry at Woolton Hall! It was a blast!

              P.S. The National Trust tours of John & Paul’s homes was also included on another day. 

                Nancy R wrote:

                This was included with a tour group through Charles Rosenay’s Liverpool Productions. Even though this was during Beatleweek, there were no big crowds. Got to see lots of out-of-the-way places we would otherwise never have found (like Hulme Hall and other places on the Wirral)  Ran into Len Garry at Woolton Hall! It was a blast!

                P.S. The National Trust tours of John & Paul’s homes was also included on another day. 

                You certainly crammed in a lot during your visit and meeting Len garry was really .

                I did get to visit Hulme Hall...and by coach...but it was a fluke as I was really just wanting to visit Port Sunlight and had forgotten that the hall was there.  

                  Kestrel wrote:

                  Nancy R wrote:

                  This was included with a tour group through Charles Rosenay’s Liverpool Productions. Even though this was during Beatleweek, there were no big crowds. Got to see lots of out-of-the-way places we would otherwise never have found (like Hulme Hall and other places on the Wirral)  Ran into Len Garry at Woolton Hall! It was a blast!

                  P.S. The National Trust tours of John & Paul’s homes was also included on another day. 

                  You certainly crammed in a lot during your visit and meeting Len garry was really .

                  I did get to visit Hulme Hall...and by coach...but it was a fluke as I was really just wanting to visit Port Sunlight and had forgotten that the hall was there.  

                  You wouldn’t believe all the stuff we saw! The London walking tour was given by some guy from Austria or something who had such a thick accent we could hardly understand him, plus he called GMRTBS “Give My Regards to Broadway” and my friend had to correct him. He walked so fast (he was real tall) we called him the Gazelle! After 6 miles I gave up and took the tube back to our hotel,  but my 12 years younger friend continued on for another 6 miles! I told her - take pictures. I missed seeing 57 Green St. where the 4 of them had that flat in 1963. 

                   

                    Nancy R wrote:

                    You wouldn’t believe all the stuff we saw! The London walking tour was given by some guy from Austria or something who had such a thick accent we could hardly understand him, plus he called GMRTBS “Give My Regards to Broadway” and my friend had to correct him. He walked so fast (he was real tall) we called him the Gazelle! After 6 miles I gave up and took the tube back to our hotel,  but my 12 years younger friend continued on for another 6 miles! I told her - take pictures. I missed seeing 57 Green St. where the 4 of them had that flat in 1963. 

                    That must have been frustrating  but you did well to see as much as you did. I've only been on one London walking tour and I can't remember much about the guy who wa sthe guide. I do remember a 'special guest' who tagged along who I got talking to and it turned out to be Leslie Cavendish, the Beatles hairdresser !!