End to George State Campaign in Henley-on-Thames, UK

Monday, January 14, 2013

The man looking to erect a George Harrison statue in Henley-on-Thames, near the Harrison estate, is ending his campaign after hearing from Olivia Harrison that she would prefer a community project undertaken in George’s memory.  42-yr old James Lambert , who admitted the statue might attract “unwanted fans” to the town, told the BBC: “Gauging the pulse in terms of Henley residents I think there was a lot of support.  This petition wasn’t tapping into the Beatles fanfare worldwide, it was much more to recognize George’s contribution to Henley and the affection Henley had for him.  It is slightly disappointing but you have to respect Olivia’s wishes as she still has a house in Henley…I think what she’s suggesting in terms of a community project will be great and it will be very exciting to see exactly how this transpires.”

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