Penny Lane controversy
|A Penny Lane street sun. Photo: Jackie Spencer|
Contrary to public opinion, the street “Penny Lane” in Liverpool was likely NOT named after James Penny, the anti-abolitionist and slave merchant who was said to have defended slave trade to the British Parliament. However, this has not deterred vandals who have failed to read up on the subject from defacing the famous street sign.
Our neighbourhood blog, Beatles Liverpool Locations will set you straight on the subject matter.