Ringo Starr's Birthplace Saved From Demolition
Ringo Starr's childhood home, number nine Madryn Street in the Dingle section of Liverpool, has been spared a bulldozing owing to the efforts of local Beatles' fans.
The home was to be demolished as part of an urban renewal project, which developer John Prescott helmed. According to ClickLiverpool, Prescott had described the home as having "no significance."
Now, a £2 million government grant will help renovate the street and the National Trust could possibly add Ringo's house to the list of Beatles landmarks in Liverpool.
"This is a victory for common sense and for the ordinary people against the might of the town hall," said Philip Coppell, who led the campaign to save the property.
Ringo, real name Richard Starkie, was born in the house on July 7, 1940.
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