Strawberry Field Not Forever As Beatles Landmark Is No More

05/11/2011
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(Gibson) A Liverpool landmark made famous by The Beatles will no longer be "hung about." The wrought iron gates that marked entry to Strawberry Field were removed yesterday, according to the Liverpool Echo. The 100-year-old gate is being replaced by the Salvation Army, who owns the property, with replicas and has been taken into storage to avoid further deterioration.

The garden behind the former Salvation Army Children's Home was immortalized by John Lennon, whose "Strawberry Fields Forever" mixed nostalgia for a boyhood haunt with trippy, existential overtones to create a psychedelic masterpiece.

Major Ray Irving, Director of Social Services for the Salvation Army, said: "Care has been taken to ensure the original gates have remained in good condition, inevitably time has taken its toll." more on this story

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