Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ground breaks on new visitors center at Strawberry Field

Via the Daily Mirror:

[John Lennon's step-sister] Julia Baird helped to bury a time capsule as development work began on the site of the Strawberry Field children's home in Woolton, Liverpool, which was the inspiration for The Beatles ' 1967 song Strawberry Fields Forever. 

The Salvation Army is planning to open the site's famous red gates to the public next summer to give people a chance to walk through the grounds like Lennon did as a boy and learn about his connection with the home.

The charity is also planning to build a training and work placement hub for young people with learning disabilities on the site, which has remained empty since the children's home closed in 2005.

Judy Martin, wife of the late Beatle producer, George, also was present at the event.

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