We’re cross about this

Beatles Abbey Road land­mark dug up

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES - BY TOM DAVID­SON

BEATLES fans weren’t Abbey to see this iconic ze­bra cross­ing had been dug up dur­ing road resur­fac­ing.

Fab Four lovers from all over the world flock to the cross­ing to em­u­late John, Paul, Ge­orge and Ringo walk­ing over it on the cover of 1969 al­bum Abbey Road – but many this week had to con­tend with ma­chin­ery spoil­ing the scene.

The cross­ing is out­side Abbey Road stu­dios in St John’s Wood, North West Lon­don, where the band recorded most of their out­put, and is Grade Ii-listed as a mon­u­ment of spe­cial in­ter­est.

But fans need not worry be­cause the works, in which the road sur­face was re­laid be­fore the lines were re­painted, was due to fin­ish yes­ter­day.

Those whose snaps were spoiled can take some so­lace in the fact that it is not the ac­tual cross­ing from the cover – it was moved sev­eral feet for traf­fic man­age­ment rea­sons 35 years ago.

Ge­orge, Paul, Ringo & John on al­bum cover Iconic cross­ing dug up

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