£150k for McCartney's boyhood home
Sir Paul McCartney's old home in Liverpool has sold for £150,000 at an auction in the city.
The three-bedroom, mid-terrace former council house fetched £50,000 over the guide price, and was snapped up by an anonymous bidder in the UK despite international interest in the sale at the city's Cavern Club.
The former Beatle was four years old when in 1947 his parents, Jim and Mary, moved into 72 Western Avenue in Speke in south Liverpool. The family lived at the address for six years before moving to the Allerton area of the city.
Due to Sir Paul's mother's job as a local midwife, the McCartneys became a well-known family in Speke - even before the Beatles conquered the world.
Andrew Brown, managing director of Countrywide Property Auctions, said: "We are delighted to have sold such an iconic piece of The Beatles and Liverpool's history."
In October 2013, John Lennon's childhood home in Newcastle Road in Wavertree sold at auction for £480,000 and last year George Harrison's former home in Upton Green in Speke fetched £156,000.