Ringo Starr - Ringo Starr's Birthplace Saved After Public Outrage At Demolition Plans14 June 2012
Ringo Starr's Birthplace Saved After Public Outrage At Demolition Plans
Officials in the Beatles legend's hometown of Liverpool, England were keen to demolish the property at 9 Madryn Street, where Starr grew up, as part of a regeneration plan for the region.
Opponents argued it was wrong to destroy a historic landmark, and, after assessing the proposal for more than a year, officials have ruled several sites in the area should be preserved, including Starr's former home.
The British government's housing minister Grant Shapps described the property as a "beacon of Beatlemania" and revealed a "tide of community support" saved it from demolition.
He told the Bbc, "(It's) a real example of communities having the power and voice to step in and save the places they treasure most."
The home at 9 Madryn Street will now be refurbished and put up for sale.
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