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.