Paul McCartney's home is on Western Avenue in Liverpool. It was here in Speke that the future Beatles singer/songwriter moved in 1946. He had been born on June 18, 1942 to Mary Patricia, a midwife, and James McCartney, a musician and volunteer fire fighter during World War II. Paul attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School and then Joseph Williams Junior School while living here. It was also during this time that Paul met George Harrison in 1954. In 1955, thanks largely to his mother's savings, the family was able to move to Forthlin Road in Allerton.