The Beatles

A Memory of Borehamwood

I remember when The Beatles came to The Wood in 1963 to record the Morecambe & Wise show at the ATV Studios off Eldon Avenue. Me & a couple of mates from school (Holmshill) played truant to wait at the back of Studio Gates off Shenley Road to try and catch a glimpse. After waiting a few hours it got to lunch time so we wandered up to Shenley Road for a bite, and there was John & Paul just walking along by Woolies! I had a copy of the current Beatles Monthly magazine and got them both to sign the cover. Guess what, some years later I must have binned it with the rest of the collection - what would that be worth now! What a dope. But an amazing experience talking to them. Was well worth the trouble I got into at school the next day, Mr Heaton the Head was not impressed one bit.

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