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Strawberry Field Gates removed.
10 May 2011
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mithveaen
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Beatles' Strawberry Fields gates removed

The new gates replaced the worn-out originals
The ornate iron gates of a children's home which inspired John Lennon's psychedelic Beatles anthem Strawberry Fields Forever have been removed.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e.....e-13344102

 

Man, I have to go to England before they replace everything Beatles related with replicas!!! paul-mccartney

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10 May 2011
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mithveaen said:

Man, I have to go to England before they replace everything Beatles related with replicas!!! paul-mccartney

So do I...

*sort of related... DERAIL ALERT*

If you went to a Beatles site, would you write your name there? I definitely would. 

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11 May 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

If you went to a Beatles site, would you write your name there? I definitely would. 

Depends on what. Mendips or Forthlin Road? No. Cavern? Yes. Cabash Club? Yes.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
11 May 2011
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blue-meanie DO NOT WANT.

It's like them replacing the Abbey Road sign. I would do write my name on that. If I can do it without getting caught, I would write my name on the actual pavement of Abbey Road.

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11 May 2011
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The article's author showed amazing restraint. It took 6 paragraphs before the words "auctioned off" were used.

Start saving your pennies boys and girls.

If you listened to the audio clip that accompanied the article, the gentlemen were saying proceeds from a possible auction could fund the plans for a children's learning center. The host asks "isn't that better than a pair of old gates?". To which the other guy replies "Wellllllllllllllllllll...."

Which brings up an interesting question. As a Fab fan, if you knew you could help save the original gates by simply making a donation (along with millions of other fans), would you? I know I would. It could be like one of those charity events where someone you know gets "arrested" by a charity and the "inmate" has to call all of their friends and family to "make bail". It's a fun way to raise funds.

In this case, they could have held the gates hostage and all the Beatles fans would have to raise the money for the ransom. I'd bet my house they could raise more money that way rather than auctioning them off to one individual. But, since that makes much too much sense, it won't happen.

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12 May 2011
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If it goes to charity, I would be happy with that.

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