Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ringo's house to be museum piece

The birthplace of Beatle drummer Ringo Starr could be knocked down and rebuilt brick by brick at the new £65m Museum of Liverpool on the city's waterfront.

The Victorian terrace in Madryn Street, Toxteth, is one of 460 in the area set to be demolished so new homes can be built in their place.

A campaign to save Ringo's birthplace failed after the city council said it had "no historical significance".

National Museums Liverpool said it would be a "hugely popular" feature.

A spokesman for the museums group said: "We are hopeful that we will be able to give a home to the childhood house of Ringo Starr.

"Negotiations are underway with all parties involved, but there are still many details to be worked out."

Ringo Starr lived at the house for about three months before he moved to Admiral Grove, where he lived for about 20 years.

He now lives in Surrey with his wife Barbara Bach.

Building work on the museum, which will replace the Museum of Liverpool Life, is expected to be completed in 2008.

From BBC News

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