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Ringo Starr's Childhood Home Facing Destruction

March 25, 2011  |  11:50am
Ringo Starr's Childhood Home Facing Destruction

Ringo Starr’s childhood home will soon be razed to the ground, as the Liverpool City Council has marked it for demolition.

Starr’s birthplace, 9 Madryn Street, has “no historical significance,” because he only lived there for the first three months of his life, according to the Liverpool City Council.

Speaking to Clickliverpool.com, Joe Anderson — the leader of Liverpool City Council — said, “The community in that area have been waiting for 11 years to have these houses demolished and believe they have waited long enough. I listened to both sides [of the argument for maintenance or destruction], and the majority of people in that area want us to do something about it rather than waiting with a blighted, derelict site.”

Philip Coppell, chairman of the Save Madryn Street campaign, hit back, saying, “Number 9 is a priceless tourist resource that the city would be mad to destroy. But the city council — for his own selfish political reasons — is not prepared to listen to common sense or the voice of reason.”

The childhood homes of John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison are all owned and protected by the National Trust..

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