Paul McCartney’s Childhood Home Needs A New Custodian, So Brush Up On Your Beatles Trivia

updated Mar 2, 2020
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If you think you know all there is to know about The Beatles, then your dream job is now available. The British National Trust is currently on the hunt for a new custodian and tour guide at Paul McCartney’s childhood home at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool. So it’s time to brush up on your Beatles trivia.

The 1920s-era home was purchased by the British National Trust in 1995 and has been cared for by Sylvia Hall for the past seven years. Now itching to retire, the National Trust is currently looking for Hall’s replacement.

“It’s very sad to see Sylvia go; she’s been such a brilliant representative for the National Trust, and has welcomed hundreds of thousands of people through the house,” Simon Osborne, general manager of the National Trust’s Liverpool properties, told the Liverpool Post, per Architectural Digest. “She is only the second person to look after Forthlin Road in all the years the Trust has owned it, so these jobs don’t come up often.”

McCartney lived at 20 Forthlin Road during his teen and early-adulthood years, from 1955 into the 1960s. It was here that he and John Lennon, who lived at the National Trust-owned Mendips house in Woolton, wrote “Please Please Me,” “I All Your Name,” and “She Loves You,” among other early Beatles hit songs.

Now, the home is open to public tours where Beatles fans can see the “mismatched wallpaper, clutter and threadbare sofas,” as stated on the National Trust site, that McCartney grew up with alongside his brother Mike.

The custodian will be responsible for looking after the artifacts in the house, as well as guiding daily tours for the hundreds that flock to 20 Forthlin on a weekly basis.

Currently, because of the influx of applications, the position is not accepting new applications. However, keep your eyes peeled in case the National Trust doesn’t find the right match right away.