Ye Cracke Pub
13 Rice Street
(but, based on the other fellows seen in the photos,
I suspect they each took some of these photos)
Popular with students from the nearby Liverpool Art College,
John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe were regulars at Ye Cracke,
where they would drink Black Velvets at lunchtime. It was a busy,
crowded pub with drinkers standing shoulder-to-shoulder, and one
day, after a few beers, John Lennon is said to have 'swam' in spilt
beer on the floor.
Ye Crack was entwined with John Lennon's personal life, as he came
here when he learned his mother, Julia, had been killed and he brought
Cynthia here after meeting her at a college dance.
To the left is a photo of Stu Sutcliffe inside Ye Cracke in 1958 (roughly two years before he would become a Beatle). The photo probably was not taken the same day as the rest but who knows. Photographer: Ron Murray