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Strawberry Field in the community

14th March, 2019

OUR Fresh Expressions Leader, Louise Brown, has been very busy, out and about in the local community, building relationships and finding out about all the great things happening in Woolton, Liverpool.

And, on particularly significant dates Louise and a team of volunteers have been at the gates of Strawberry Field, engaging with and chatting to people from all over the world. 

Most recently this saw them handing out around 200 valentine’s cookies to visitors at the gates, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

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The Beatles Story welcomes its first Strawberry Field 'Steps to Work' trainee

12th March, 2019

THE Beatles Story recently welcomed Abbie O’Neal to its guest services team as part of our ‘Steps to Work’ programme.

Steps to Work’ is aimed at giving young adults with learning disabilities the chance to gain skills and experience in the workplace.

Last year, The Beatles Story pledged its support to the much-anticipated project, by offering sponsorship and job opportunities for our trainees.

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Exciting Grant Boost for new Strawberry Field Development

17th February, 2019

LIVERPOOL, FEBRUARY 17, 2019, Anniversary of the UK release of Beatles hit song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ - A generous grant donation of £100,000 from philanthropic charity, The Wolfson Foundation has been greatly received by owners of the site, The Salvation Army.

Strawberry Field, the iconic location immortalised in The Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, is scheduled to open this summer after a major redevelopment of the grounds which will see the famous red gates opened to the public for the very first time.

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Strawberry Field, Liverpool - Bringing a Legend to Life

5th February, 2019

JOHN Lennon fans can today claim their place in the face of the legend as plans were announced to create a giant photomosaic of the world famous Beatle’s face as part of a new visitor exhibition opening in summer 2019.

Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in the Beatles hit, Strawberry Fields Forever, is owned by The Salvation Army who are developing the site which will open in summer 2019. 

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Strawberry Field Trainees Take First Steps into Work

15th October, 2018

Young adults with learning disabilities will gain skills and experience to help them onto the career ladder thanks to a flagship scheme developed by The Salvation Army in partnership with The City of Liverpool College and local employers. The first cohort of eight trainees will join the programme on 15th October 2018.

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The City of Liverpool College and The Salvation Army to help adults with learning disabilities

31st August, 2018

The Salvation Army and The City of Liverpool College have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to create and provide employment and training opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.

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Strawberry Field - A Piece of History Could be Yours "Forever"

24th August, 2018

Strawberry Field - the inspiration for one of the Beatles' greatest songs holds a unique place in history as it helped to shape the mind of the young John Lennon.

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Strawberry Field ‘Gets by with a Little Help from our Friends’

31st July, 2018

Julia Baird - John Lennon’s sister - and Lady Martin OBE - the wife of the 5th Beatle the late Sir George Martin - break ground for summer opening 2019.

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Allchurches Trust boost fundraising campaign for iconic Strawberry Field site in Liverpool

23rd May, 2018

Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in The Beatles hit ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, is set for a major redevelopment which will see it open its famous red gates to the public for the first time, in summer 2019.

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Your Chance to Own a Piece of Iconic Strawberry Field

15th May, 2018

Help us secure the future of the iconic Strawberry Field site by joining our ‘Strawberry Field Buy a Brick’ fundraising campaign where you will now have an exciting opportunity to own a piece of the old Victorian Building that stood on site when John Lennon used to spend his time there.

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"It’s a wonderful idea that The Salvation Army is going to cultivate youngsters in the precious soil of Strawberry Field."

Julia Baird, Honorary President