Next stop: Strawberry Field.
Right around the corner on Menlove Avenue is John Lennon's childhood home, known as Mendips.
Mendips is not far from St. Peter's Church, where John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time on 6 July 1957, in between sets by Lennon's band, The Quarrymen. There was no way to photograph the front, so this view is from the back (looking East).
Just South of the church is another graveyard. Nestled in the third row is one head stone commemorating the grave site of on John Rigby, who, curiously, had a granddaughter named Eleanor.
Another oddity is that two rows in front of Eleanor Rigby's grave is one for John McKenzie - perhaps the inspiration for Father McKenzie in the same song? I've never heard anybody else speculate on this, but it seems to make sense.
From Forthlin Rd I caught a bus downtown and walked to the Cavern Club, where the Beatles played some 222 gigs in the early Sixties. But I only stayed a few minutes (and didn't snap any pictures) before returning home due to the excessive stage volume and matching beer prices.