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Landmark Gates Removed In Liverpool

Strawberry Fields Forever? Maybe, but not the original gates to the entrance of the former Salvation Army Children's Home that inspired the Lennon-McCartney song on Magical Mystery Tour. They have been removed and place in storage. The decision to put them under lock and key was reached to preserve them against further damage from the elements and some tourists that attempt to take more than just a photograph when visiting the site.  A local artisan has been commissioned to create a replica of the entrance gate.  The enormous building that stood on the grounds was replaced by a much smaller structure just a few year after the song came out.  That facility closed down seven years ago.  The site remains a popular stop on Beatles fan tours.
Guardian.co.uk

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