Blue Plaque Unveiled Celebrating George At His Liverpool Birthplace

24 May 2024

Historic England has unveiled a national blue plaque celebrating George at his birthplace, 12 Arnold Grove in Wavertree, Liverpool. 

One of Liverpool’s most famous sons, the blue plaque honouring George was unveiled where he was born – a two-up/two-down Victorian terraced house – by Olivia Harrison.

This blue plaque recognition of George’s birthplace is a source of family pride for all the Harrisons, and something that none of us, mainly George, would ever have anticipated,” said Olivia. “So much of who George was came from being born and spending his earliest years at 12 Arnold Grove, undeniably a part of who George was. He left a footprint on this world, on this country, in this city and on this street.”

The national blue plaque scheme is run by Historic England on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It is designed to highlight the stories of inspirational people, from all walks of life, who have made a significant contribution to human welfare or happiness.

“For many years, local residents and fans have longed for a blue plaque marking the place where George Harrison’s exceptional life-story began,” added Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive, Historic England. “I am thrilled that we can make that a reality and we are now inviting people across England to submit their own nominations for the person they would most like to see recognised in this way. Blue plaques capture the lasting connection between people and places, inspiring local pride now and for generations to come.”

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