Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Ringo Can't Go Home Again

According to the Scotsman, Ringo Starrr's childhood home is in danger of being demolished:

The Victorian terrace at 9 Madryn Street, in Toxteth, Liverpool, where the drummer lived for four years, is one of a number of properties earmarked for demolition under a Government-backed regeneration scheme. Starr has called for the homes to be refurbished.

But bosses at the Newheartlands pathfinder scheme stressed no final decision had been made about the future of the properties, which are known as the Welsh streets. A spokeswoman for the scheme said: "We understand the cultural significance of Ringo's birthplace and are proposing innovative ways of reflecting this in any future development. I'm sure that Ringo would welcome proposals to improve the quality of housing and potential investment of millions of pounds in the area where he grew up."

Whatever happens, they should at least save the octopus's garden. (Thank you very much.)

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