- Ringo Starr’s childhood home of 9 Madryn Street in Liverpool will be mothballed
- National Trust accused of shunning ‘golden opportunity’ by refusing to adopt it
- Charity says it doesn’t have resources to acquire all the properties it would like
- But campaigner Steve Barnes called decision over Victorian property ‘crazy’
The National Trust was accused of ‘turning its back’ on an important part of Beatles history yesterday after refusing to adopt Ringo Starr’s childhood home.
The humble two-up, two-down terraced house in Liverpool attracts thousands of fans every year.
Along with other properties in the street it was being renovated and the hope was it would be turned into a heritage attraction, like the former homes of other Fab Four members.
But social housing company PlaceFirst has revealed its offer to lease Ringo’s birthplace to the National Trust was turned down.