Friday, 25 March 2016

RINGO's CHILDHOOD HOME BOUGHT BY FAN - WHO ALREADY OWNS OTHER FORMER BEATLES ADDRESSES


Beatles fan Jackie Holmes, 49, has netted herself the keys to her second Fab Four home after stumping up £70,000 for the childhood home of Ringo in Admiral Grove, Dingle, during a property auction held at The Cavern.
The childhood home of Ringo grew up in has sold at auction for £70,000.
Winning bidder Jackie Holmes bought the white and pink two-bedroomed Dingle terraced house in an auction at Liverpool’s Cavern Club .The Admiral Grove address was home to Ringo for 20 years. He lived there with mum Elsie Starkey until he wed in 1963.
Auctioneer Countrywide’s lot 101 had a guide price of £55,000 and even had pre-auction interest from the USA.But it was Beatles fan Jackie, who already owns two other Beatles properties, who was the winning bidder.


In 2015 Jackie bid more than double what she splashed tonight on John Lennon’s mum’s former home .
And the year before that she secured George Harrison’s former Speke childhood home – for more than what she paid for the home Cynthia Lennon once lived in.
Speaking after the auction the lucky bidder told she was “ecstatic” to have won but was really “nervous” throughout the auction.
Jackie, who lives in London, but plans to move into Cynthia Lennon’s former home soon, says she plans to rent out her most recent purchase to someone who loves the Fab Four almost as much as her.
Beatles fan Jackie Holmes, 49, has netted herself the keys to her second Fab Four home after stumping up £70,000 for the childhood home of Ringo Starr in Admiral Grove, Dingle, during a property auction held at The Cavern.
She said: “I’ve bought a Beatles house every year since 2014. It’s not that I want to buy each Beatle’s former homes, the houses I have bought have special Beatles history.
“Ringo’s former house will be done up to a decent standard and I am looking for a tenant who will look after the house and appreciate its heritage.
“I love the 1950s and I love the Beatles – I’ve made many friends in Liverpool because of this and plan to move here any time soon.
“You wouldn’t be able to buy a garage in North London for what I paid tonight – I’m happy with the price I paid and will be celebrating with friends when I get back to London.”
This single-storey garage in London's NW6 has an asking price of £65,000 on Rightmove - £5,000 less than what Ringos childhood home went for
This single-storey garage in London’s NW6 has an asking price of £65,000 on Rightmove – £5,000 less than the price of Ringo’s childhood home.
Housing association Plus Dane say a clause of sale is that 10 Admiral Grove will not be allowed to become a tourist attraction. The company plans to put the profit from the sale back into the L8 area.
Ringo paid homage to his home in his 2008 song “Liverpool 8” which he performed on the roof of St George’s Hall.
Previous tenant Margaret Grose passed away at the age of 91 last year at the home where she lived for 40 years.
She was known for welcoming Beatles fans into her home and raised thousands of pounds for charity by doing so.

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