Paul McCartney Essay Written at Age 10 Discovered at Liverpool Library

September 27, 2009

When Paul McCartney was a 10-year-old lad, he wrote an essay titled “Coronation Day” that has been hidden away at Speke Library in Liverpool until its recent unearthing. Read more about it here.

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Before the former Beatle was Sir Paul McCartney, he was a young lad with a fantastic imagination that helped him win a regional prize for an essay he wrote about the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. His take on William the Conquerors seizure of the thrown in 1066, beat out all of the other entries across Liverpool in 1953.

For his prize, the boy who would grow up to change pop music forever received a token that was awarded to him by Liverpool’s Mayer at the time.

His brother commented on how excited the young McCartney was to meet the mayor saying:

“I can just recall Paul being nervous and getting this book token from the mayor.”

In the documents you will notice that his English teacher at Joseph Williams primary school marked a few corrections in red ink. Two of which were because of his use of the conjunction “But” at the beginning of a sentence, but you will also find that his capital Bs are the same back then as the ones displayed on the Beatles’ bass drum in 1962.

It was discovered in Speke Library tucked away in a book, and is thought to be the earliest written document by McCartney.

Unlike Lennon, McCartney thought highly of royalty, refusing to demonstrate against British policy on the Biafra War in 1969, and then he was later dubbed a knight in 1997.

Have you had a chance to read the recently discovered Paul McCartney essay? If so what did you think? Tell us in the comment section. You will also find pictures and a video below.

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