New Beatles-inspired mural by artist Sean Webster unveiled at Strawberry Field

Let us take you down to Strawberry Field, where local artist Sean Webster has unveiled a newly commissioned mural.

Immortalised by John Lennon and the Beatles, the former children’s home opened its gates for the first time in 2019 as a visitor experience and training hub for young people.

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Sean Webster is an award-winning Artist from Liverpool. When he started out he was heavily influenced by the Fab Four with many of his works including John Lennon.

After stepping away from that and focusing on murals for local businesses, Sean said to be able to contribute something to Strawberry Field is overwhelming.

Strawberry Field was gifted to the Salvation Army in 1934. For nearly 70 years, the organisation supported some of Liverpool’s most vulnerable children until it closed in 2005. The iconic gates were reopened once again for the first time on 14th September 2019.

Central to the site’s new vision is ‘Steps to Work’. Students at the hub train in vocational areas such as catering, retail, visitor experience, and horticulture.

Fifty years on from the UK release of The Beatles’ hit Strawberry Fields Forever, the iconic, original red gates from The Salvation Army’s children’s home have returned to Liverpool and are on display at the visitor attraction.

Growing up just a stone’s throw from the site, As a child, John Lennon used to jump over the wall into the Strawberry Field grounds, where he would play with the children who lived there and listen to The Salvation Army band.

He remained a supporter of The Salvation Army, donating several thousands of pounds to the charity after the song’s release.