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Tourist loved Liverpool so much he made his OWN Cavern Club

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A tourist visting Liverpool fell in love with The Cavern Club so much he decided to build one of his own. Lifelong Beatles fan Kevin Robjohns, from Immingham, Lincolnshire, decided to recreate the famous club - which turns 60 on Monday - in his own back garden after a trip to Liverpool. The 36-year-old, who works as a HGV maintenance man, started the project in 2015 - converting a former pigeon loft into a miniature version of the “birthplace of The Beatles.”

Dubbed “Club Cavern” the bar even has its own replica of the famous stage, complete with coloured brick wall, but instead of being signed by the great and the good of the music world, it’s signed by Kevin’s friends and family who have visited the club. Kevin says he decided to create the ‘man cave’ as a place to store the Fab Four memoribilia he has collected over the years. He said: “I’ve always loved music, when I was a teenager my room was covered in Beatles posters and memoribilia. I thought I’d keep it all and use it one day so it had all been in the attic.

“I finally got to visit The Cavern on a trip to Liverpool and I was just taken a back by how small it was and that’s when the plan started forming in my head. “A friend was getting rid of his pigeon loft and so I asked if I could have it because I knew exactly what to do.” Despite not being a builder by trade, Kevin worked on the project by himself - and stuck to a tight budget of £800 by using reclaimed items.

By: Josh Parry

Source: The Liverpool Echo

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