The collection box at the church where Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon played together for the first time is to go under the auctioneer’s hammer.
McCartney joined Lennon’s first band The Quarrymen – which later became The Beatles – in a session at St Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool in 1957.
The Beatles Shop will host the online auction. Manager Stephen Bailey said he really did not know the box’s value.
Perhaps £500, he wondered, “or enough to buy a new church collection box”.