Inspirations: Strawberry Fields Forever


Strawberry Fields Forever written by John Lennon was inspired by Lennon’s memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army house named “Strawberry Field” near his childhood home in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool.

The house opened on 7 July 1936. The original house was later demolished and replaced with a smaller purpose-built home for children which was officially opened  in 1973. This home – called ‘John Lennon Court’  was closed in May 2005.  The building is now called the ‘Boiler Room’, a Salvation Army prayer centre and artists’ studio.

Source: Salvation ArmyWikipedia