The location that famously acted as inspiration for The Beatles‘ classic ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ is undergoing a transformation in a bid to turn it into a tourist attraction in Liverpool.
John Lennon‘s sister Julia Baird, who once buried a time capsule on the site of the Strawberry Field children’s home in the Woolton, Liverpool, is behind plans to help revamp the area and make it open to the public for the very first time.
“The plans to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time,” said Julia told the Mirror before adding “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, which has been empty since the children’s home closed in 2015, is in the hands of the Salvation Army who are trying to raise £1million in a bid to create a learning, training and workspace 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,” Salvation Army’s Major Roger Batt said.
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