MANCHESTER DIARY
Search is on for pictures of Cavern founder Alan

LEONIE Abisgold-Rayner is seeking photos of Alan Lionel Sytner for a new documentary on the history of The Cavern Club — made famous by The Beatles.

Mr Sytner was born in Liverpool on February 10, 1935. He is the younger brother of Frank Sytner.

He founded The Cavern Club in 1957, after visiting Le Caveau De La Huchette on holiday, but later sold the club to Ray McFall in 1959.

The Sytner family attended Greenbank Drive Synagogue, which closed in 2006, and he died in France in January of that year.

The documentary has been commissioned by The Cavern Club. It will follow the creation of the club through every owner, music genre and location.

Ms Abisgold-Rayner said: “We have some audio of Alan’s voice, but we want more pictures to do him the justice he deserves, as he created the club from scratch.

“He even knocked down walls in the club to create the famous arches.

“Any photos would be really appreciated, not just by us for the film, but the Cavern Club owners themselves, as they are very proud of the history of the club.”

She is also looking for photographs of nightclub owner Harry Waterman.

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