Yesterday was a momentous occasion for Beatles fans and history enthusiasts alike as we were invited to the unveiling of a new blue plaque commemorating the birthplace of George Harrison. The event took place at 12 Arnold Grove in Wavertree, Liverpool, the house where the legendary Beatles guitarist was born and spent his early years.

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the presence of Olivia Harrison, George’s widow, who graciously unveiled the plaque. Her participation added a deeply personal touch to the ceremony, bridging the past and present for all attendees. Seeing Olivia honour George’s legacy in such a meaningful way was a poignant reminder of his enduring influence on music and culture.

The blue plaque, now proudly displayed on George’s childhood home, serves as a permanent tribute to his formative years in Wavertree. It stands as a testament to the humble beginnings of a man who would go on to change the face of music forever. Fans and visitors to Liverpool can now stop by Arnold Grove to pay their respects and reflect on the origins of one of the Fab Four. Following the unveiling, a celebration lunch was held at Wavertree Town Hall, where our very own Roag Best, brother of original Beatles drummer Pete Best, was spotted deep in conversation with Olivia Harrison.

The event was more than just a tribute; it was a celebration of George Harrison’s life and the lasting impact he has had on the world. As fans gathered there was a sense of community and shared admiration for the quiet Beatle who spoke volumes through his music.

The unveiling of the blue plaque at 12 Arnold Grove is a reminder of the importance of preserving and honouring the roots of cultural legends. It offers fans a chance to connect with the early days of George Harrison’s life and appreciate the humble beginnings that shaped his extraordinary career.

For those who couldn’t attend, a visit to Arnold Grove is a must on any Beatles pilgrimage. The plaque stands not only as a marker of history but also as an invitation to explore the rich tapestry of stories that make up the Beatles’ legacy. We left the event with hearts full of gratitude and admiration, looking forward to sharing more stories and moments that celebrate the incredible journey of George Harrison.