Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beatles fans campaign to preserve Ringo's home

Concerned fans have organized the Save Madryn Street (SMS) movement in Liverpool to block the potential demolition of Ringo's childhood home.

SMS founders argue the small home attracts thousands of visitors a year and its removal would impact the city's tourism – even though the street is already boarded up. Beatles guide Phil Coppell said the group would fight "tooth and nail" to reverse the decision.

"The homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon are already preserved and Ringo is no less important," he added. "We want to see Ringo's birthplace conserved and turned into a proper tourist destination; and we are also taken by the idea that some of the houses could be converted for tourist lets."

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