George Harrison: Henley-on-Thames memorial garden planned

From BBC - March 14, 2018

Plans are under way to create a memorial garden for George Harrison in the town he made his home.

Kellie Hinton, mayor of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, said talks had progressed with his widow Olivia and charity the Material World Foundation.

The Beatles legend moved to the Grade II-listed Friar Park in Henley, where Mrs Harrison still lives, in the 1970s.

A previous campaign to erect a statue to the former Beatle was halted following a request from Mrs Harrison.

But Ms Hinton said the charity had confirmed Mrs Harrison was in favour of a garden inspired by the singer and guitarist instead.

Ms Hinton said: "For a few decades, various people in the town including local councillors have wanted to create a memorial to celebrate that Henley was George and Olivia's family home.

"Unfortunately nothing suggested has ever been quite right.


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