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Life of Eric - in Wirral
WITH a nudge, nudge and a wink, wink Eric Idle helped to create a comedy colossus that endured for decades.
But it is a little known fact that the Monty Python and Rutles star Eric Idle spent his childhood in Wallasey.
From the ages of three and nine he attended St George's School in the town in the 1950s.
Now the comedian who advocated "Always look on the Bright Side" has created a new website which could stir memories for the town's septuagenarians who may have known the star during his Wallasey school days.
Author and musical historian Dean Johnson said: "Eric really loved Wirral – the time he spent there was one of the favourite eras of his life..
"I suspect this new website has been launched to find out how always looking on the bright side of the Mersey shaped his comedy genius and inspired the legendary Beatles spoof The Rutles."
Eric went on to became a close friend of Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison.
Dean added: "People brought up in Wallasey rarely leave the town so there must be relatives or former friends who remember him from the 50s."
Did you go to school with the Life of Brian star? Or do you have memories of his childhood on Wirral?
If so you are invited to post them on https://www.facebook.com/groups/thelifeoferic/
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