Garden for a Beatle?
THE Mayor of Henley has proposed a memorial garden in the town for George Harrison.
Councillor Lorraine Hillier made the suggestion during a meeting of the recreation and amenities committee on Tuesday last week. “I would like to see a garden for George Harrison rather than a statue,” she said. “This is something I would like to see realised.”
Harrison moved to Friar Park, Henley in the Seventies and a memorial was first mooted in 2001 following his death but the idea of a statue did not appeal to his widow, Olivia.
In January 2013, Mrs Harrison wrote to the Henley Standard saying: “A more appropriate way of honouring his memory in Henley would be to support a community project.”
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George Harrison on the grounds of his home, Friar Park, near Henley-on-Thames, England, in 1975.
George Harrison, Henley on Thames, UK 1978
George inside the larger greenhouse of his house, Friar Park, now a rather nice indoor area.