The Beatles in East Anglia

It's fifty years this week since The Beatles toured the Anglia region. They played the Granada Theatre in Bedford on 12th March 1963 and went on to tour Peterborough, Cambridge, Northampton, Luton, Norwich, Ipswich, Southend, and Great Yarmouth.

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Rush for Beatles tickets in 1964

Hundreds of people camped out overnight in August 1964 to snap up Beatles tickets at the Ipswich Gaumont.

2,600 tickets were bought in the first hour but once the queues disappeared there were still 400 tickets left.

Click below to watch Anglia Television archive film from the time with a report from Chris Kelly:

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