A PLAQUE to mark the “birthplace of the Fab Four” is to be placed on an historic Wirral building.
The first official performance by a line-up that was to become world famous – with Ringo Starr on drums – took place at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight.
Now the trust, which oversees Port Sunlight, aims to mark the anniversary of the momentous event on August 18, 1962.
The trust is seeking listed building consent to put the plaque on the outside of the building, which is part of the historic village built by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888.
Chief executive of the Port Sunlight Village Trust, Lionel Bolland, said: “Although we know the Beatles were around for a long time performing across Merseyside and Wirral beforehand, this date was the first official performance of them with Ringo Starr.”
Mr Bolland said the plaque would be part of a “Beatles Trail” around Wirral, marking significant locations.
He said: “We are waking up to the fact that the Beatles played in and around Merseyside and Wirral a great deal before they ever became famous. And the debut performance of the Beatles with Ringo Starr was at Hulme Hall, hear in Port Sunlight. It is the birthplace of the Fab Four.”