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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 9, 1965 (Sunday)

London and St. Margret's Locations

Out and about in London, Sunday certainly being the best day of the week for location-hopping with the minimum of fuss and bother. The first stop was New Bond Street where the Beatles were filmed walking past a Watches of Switzerland jewellers shop and then dashing into Asprey's directly over the road. (The interior footage was shot on April 30th on a set at Twickenham.)

Next on the agenda was the exterior of the "Rajahama" Indian Restaurant, actually the Dolphin Restaurant in Blandford Street, close by EMI Record's headquarters at 20 Manchester Square. (Interior scenes shot at Twickenham on April 5-6).

John and Ringo then travelled to the familiar St. Margaret's area, near to Twickenham Film Studios and just yards from the Turk's Head Public House, scene of a A Hard Day's Night shooting. Together they were filmed walking along South Western Road, Ringo posting a letter in a mailbox, and then Ringo alone filming "Attempt Number Three" on a weighing scale, almost getting his hand chopped off while waiting for a print-out of his weight. This scene was shot outside a grocery store in Winchester Road.

The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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