Strawberry Field gates back home

The gates to Strawberry Field in Liverpool are back where they once belonged and there are new plans afoot for the site.

The Salvation Army, which owns the former children's home and grounds where the red metal gates stand, put them in storage several months ago because they were regularly covered by Beatles-related graffiti.

Now, with new plans for the home and grounds, the gates are back in place.

The Liverpool Echo reports the gates will now become a permenant visitors attraction as part of aplan to turn the former children's home into a training center for young people with learning difficulties.

The center will include a catering and hospitality school, along with a heritage display explaining the site's connection to the Beatles.

John Lennon frequented the Strawberry Field grounds as a child, playing in the woods there. The grounds, and their name, were immortalized in the Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields," which added an "s" to the official name.