The collection box, hand-made by a member of the congregation, and having stood pride of place near the church entrance since 1929, is to be auctioned off.
McCartney joined in with Lennon’s first band, The Quarrymen, and played a gig at St Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool, on July 6 1957. He made such a good impression on the young band that the 15 year old schoolboy was asked to join them and they subsequently went on to become The Beatles.
This all came about due to the fact that John Lennon was a regular of the church youth club and also attended services with his aunt, Mimi Smith, who became his parental guardian as well.
Other items from the church alongside the collection box are going up for sale so Beatles fanatics will have the chance of buying a little piece of history. The auction is taking place on Saturday 29th August with proceeds going to help upkeep the church. For details of the auctions please visit Liverpool Beatles Auction
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