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Belfast museum plan for Man Utd legend George Best

By Helen Carson, Property Correspondent

George Best’s former home in east Belfast could be preserved as a permanent historic tribute to the footballing legend, it has been revealed.

It is believed the former council house at 16 Burren Way in the Cregagh estate will not be lived in again but acquired by a new buyer for historic reasons in a bid to preserve the memory of one of the world’s greatest footballers.

The three-bedroom property was put on the market last September for £165,000 and has since been reduced in price by £20,000 due mostly to falling house prices.

“I think the history of the house means a commercial owner rather than an owner occupier,” estate agent Neil Templeton, of Templeton Robinson, said.

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It is also believed the notoriety of the famous Best household may have been a difficult prospect for home-owners unused to such attention.

George’s father Dickie, who lived in the house until his death last April, was well known locally for having an ‘open door’ policy with visiting fans who often wanted to take pictures at the mid-terrace.

The estate agent said no matter who the buyer is, he would do his best to ensure the terms of Dickie’s will are adhered to and get the best possible price for the property.

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