The Beatles’ 1967 hit “Strawberry Fields Forever,” long been considered one of the greatest pop songs ever recorded, alluded to a real place just outside the home of a young John Lennon. Behind the ornate gates was a gothic mansion built by a ship owner in 1870. After a subsequent owner died, the home was sold to the Salvation Army in 1934 and opened shortly after as an orphanage.
For John Lennon, Strawberry Field represented a special place in his mind, full of wildflowers and secretive gardens. When he reflected on his Liverpool upbringing for a song, he had visions of Strawberry Fields, and chose it as the focus of his song because "Strawberry Fields is just anywhere you want to go,” he said.
Strawberry Field became largely abandoned and in a state of disrepair. The orphanage was closed and most of the original buildings torn down. The original gates were replaced with replicas. But today, the original gates are back and the site is home to an interactive visitor exhibition, café, shop, calm garden spaces for spiritual reflection and hosts a program for young adults with learning difficulties and other barriers to employment.
It is still Strawberry Field, forever. And we have it for you here....in Latin: BACCA AGRI AETERNUM, with a bright red strawberry featured within.
This soft Beatles tee spins up casual comfort and takes you back to the 1970s. Our cotton tees have a touch of polyester for comfort and the shoulders have twill tape for improved durability. There are no side seams and the collar is made with ribbed knitting to prevent curling. Let us take you down....to Strawberry Fields.
.: 100% Cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²))
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
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