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Author Topic: BBC News Liverpool : Beatles' Strawberry Fields gates removed  (Read 678 times)

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BBC News Liverpool
May 10, 2011
Beatles' Strawberry Fields gates removed
The ornate iron gates of a children's home which inspired John Lennon's psychedelic Beatles anthem Strawberry Fields Forever have been removed.The Salvation Army, which owns the former home, is putting the red Victorian gates into storage.It means Beatles fans who pass the Woolton site on bus tours will now be met with 10ft (3m) high replicas.

I saw someone posted on the Beatles Universe Facebook page.That Writer and Promoter Sam Leach is asking for all Beatles fans to prevent this sale.Maybe someone will start a petition drive etc and with enough opposition.A sale won't happen.I don't want those gates sold. They need to be preserved and at least put in some sort of museum or somewhere and kept safe and secure for history and future generations

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-13344102
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Re: BBC News Liverpool : Beatles' Strawberry Fields gates removed
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 02:27:44 AM »

That's a bunch of bull. I think they just don't want to maintain it. It always makes me sad to see beautiful vintage things disappear. Let me know if you become aware of any petitions.
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Re: BBC News Liverpool : Beatles' Strawberry Fields gates removed
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 02:46:57 AM »


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The Salvation Army, which owns the former home, is putting the red Victorian gates into storage


I doesnt say theyre selling them though  ???

Knowing Liverpool  roll:) theyre just doing this before someone steals the real ones, so you cant blame them for protecting their investment.

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Re: BBC News Liverpool : Beatles' Strawberry Fields gates removed
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 03:34:11 AM »

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Knowing Liverpool   theyre just doing this before someone steals the real ones, so you cant blame them for protecting their investment.

Oh, I see. In this country (US) there was a trend in the 70's to just get rid of beautiful old buildings and architectural details in the name of modernization. Often, the reason given was that they were too expensive or hard to maintain and I'm sure that was true in some cases but people got carried away and a lot of history was lost. Hopefully this beautiful wrought iron will be on display somewhere, eventually.
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