The Salvation Army and The Beatles

Feb 17, 2017

Immortalized in The Beatles song, "Strawberry Fields Forever", this site of the former Salvation Army children’s home in Liverpool is an iconic part of our history. Today, to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the song, The Salvation Army wants to open it to the public for the very first time, so that visitors can celebrate and enjoy it now and forever.

"For John [Lennon], Strawberry Field was a place of refuge in his troubled childhood."

Donated to The Salvation Army, the large Victorian house was a home for the city’s most vulnerable children from 1936 until it finally closed its doors in 2005. The revival of the site, which was treasured by John Lennon as he grew up a short distance away, will include a training and work placement hub for young people with learning disabilities.

You can help The Salvation Army bring Strawberry Field back to life. To find out more, please visit:

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