Monday, August 18, 2014

Rare photos of Beatles' 1964 visit to children's home rediscovered

A charity has rediscovered a batch of images depicting the Beatles' 1964 visit to a British children's home.
Staff at The Children's Society discovered the photographs in an archive which contained a copy of the charity's supporters’ magazine from 1964. It featured an article on children from the Society's now-defunct Roehampton home, Hambro House, meeting the band while they were filming at London's Scala Theatre.

"We were thrilled to discover these photos in The Children’s Society archive, showing The Beatles taking time out from filming A Hard Day’s Night to spend time with children from one of our children’s homes in London," a spokesperson for the charity said. "We no longer run children’s homes but our work supporting disadvantaged children is as important now as it was when those photos were taken 50 years ago."

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