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Shrine to former Beatle

PUBLISHED: 20:23 06 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:59 03 March 2010

THE death of former Beatle, George Harrison, has shocked the music loving world, with tributes pouring in from all over the world.

And while flags fly at half-mast in Liverpool and flowers have been left at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, Ipswich has its own tribute.

THE death of former Beatle, George Harrison, has shocked the music loving world, with tributes pouring in from all over the world.

And while flags fly at half-mast in Liverpool and flowers have been left at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, Ipswich has its own tribute.

A small shrine has been spotted in Christchurch Park relating to George's eastern beliefs.

There is also the Hara Krishna mantra using the alternative spelling Hare Krsna, and is entitled My Sweet George, a variation on the My Sweet Lord song.

The shrine, made from bricks and wood, is located at the Henley Road end near the tennis courts.

Suffolk County Council said the tribute would stay in its place, even though it could technically be regarded as litter.

A council spokesman said: "While we understand and share the deep feeling of sadness at the death of George Harrison, we have not yet seen the tribute in Christchurch Park. We're certainly not going to remove it."

n Has the death of George Harrison moved you to building a shrine?

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