The location that inspired The Beatles‘ classic ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ is being turned into a tourist attraction in Liverpool.
As The Mirror reports, John Lennon‘s sister Julia Baird buried a time capsule on the site of the Strawberry Field children’s home in the Woolton area of their native Liverpool, as work began to make it accessible to the public and reminiscent of the singer’s time their as a young boy.
“The plans to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time,” said Julia, “so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child – is very exciting.”
The site has been empty since the children’s home closed in 2005. Now, The Salvation Army (who Lennon would listen to on the site as a child) are working to also turn it into a training and work placement hub for young people with learning disabilities.
“As custodians of the site for the people of Liverpool and Beatles fans the world over, we want to transform Strawberry Field and reopen it for the good of young people in the North West who would benefit from access to support, as well as encourage more similar projects across the UK,” said the Salvation Army’s Major Roger Batt.
With £1million needing to be raised to fund the work, donations can be made here.
While a new study has emerged that claims Sir Paul McCartney ‘misremembers’ writing ‘In My Life‘, the former Beatle recently returned to Liverpool for an intimate gig at The Cavern Club to launch his new album ‘Egypt Station‘.
Paul McCartney tour dates and tickets
McCartney’s upcoming UK tour dates are below, with tickets available here.
Wednesday December 12 – LIVERPOOL Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday December 14 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sunday December 16 – LONDON O2