A ground-breaking ceremony was held on 31st July, 2018 at the site of Strawberry Field, a former Salvation Army children’s home in Liverpool. The site was the inspiration for the classic 1967 Beatles song “Strawberry Fields”.

The facility will be a centre of vocational-training and work-placement for young people with learning disabilities.

The re-developed Strawberry Field is expected to open in 2019. As well as its youngster support activities the site will incorporate a visitor attraction which will relate the story of a young John Lennon’s frequent visits to play with the youngsters who lived in Strawberry Field.  

The Salvation Army commissioned Digby Morrow to make the box to be used as a time capsule to house various memorabilia.