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Penny Lane Could Be Renamed If Slavery Link Proven

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Liverpool’s Penny Lane made famous by the Beatles could be renamed, according to Steve Rotherham, the mayor of the Liverpool city region.

Last week Road signs on Penny Lane were spray painted with graffiti because of claims they are associated with 18th century slave merchant James Penny.

Rotherham, admitted the road could be renamed if that connection is proven.

Speaking to Sky News he said;

“If it is as a direct consequence of that road being called Penny Lane because of James Penny, then that needs to be investigated,

“Something needs to happen and I would say that sign and that road may well be in danger of being renamed.

“But, of course, there is no evidence that is the fact.

“Just imagine not having a Penny Lane and the Beatles’ song not being about somewhere.

“I don’t believe it is associated with James Penny.”