On September 14, the Strawberry Field site in Liverpool, England will open to the public for the first time as an addition to the world of Beatles tourism.
While many Americans think of Central Park in New York City when Strawberry Fields is mentioned, the original mentioned in the song, “Strawberry Fields Forever” is in the Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool. Loudersound is reporting that the Strawberry Field site (mentioned in the singular and plural form in British land documents) made famous by the fab four will finally open to the public as a tourist attraction and a center for children and young adults with learning disabilities.
A fundraising venture was started last year to redevelop the site which has lurked behind red wrought iron gates for years after the Woolton estate was demolished in the 1970s. The Salvation Army was looking to open up the site to the public while aiding youth with learning differences.
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