The McCartneys moved to Speke in August 1947 the first time anyone in the family had lived outside of the Everton / Kensington area in the north of the city.
(1) The problem was solved by taking many of the children, including Paul and Michael, on a school coach each morning to Belle Vale, a half-hour drive north through Hunts Cross and Woolton, to the Joseph Williams Primary School, also newly built, which was then still on the edge of the countryside.
(2) McCartney, Many Years from Now, Barry Miles
(3) The photo of Paul sitting with the girl from next door is usually printed in reverse. I've flipped it for this blog so that the drainpipes in this image are in the same position on the back of the McCartney's house as they appear in all the other pictures. This and all other photos of the McCartney family in Western Avenue are the copyright of Paul and Michael McCartney.