Some rather interesting artefacts from John Lennon‘s school days have recently been uncovered. A collection of his detention sheets from his time at the Quarry Bank High School for Boys in the 1950s. Lennon’s misdemeanours include fighting in class, nuisance, shoving, sabotage and just showing no interest whatsoever. That last one was probably on one of my detention sheets! One of the earlyLennon bands took their name from the school and were known as the Quarrymen. It was this band that Lennon was playing with at a fete when he met Paul McCartney for the first time. The rest ast they say is Beatles history!
The sheets were discovered in the late 70s by a teacher at the school who was asked to clear out and burn some old documents. He saw the name Lennon on some and decided to take them as a keepsake. He has given some away over the years but those that remain are up for auction on November 22nd. The documents have been verified by one of John’s best friends from his schooldays, Pete Shotton. I’m glad I’m not famous, I don’t think I’d want my school reports making it into the public domain! Click here to read the story on the BBC.