Rare 8mm footage of The Beatles found

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A rare film of The Beatles visiting Plymouth during the making of The Magical Mystery Tour, has been brought to light.

The footage, shot in colour on grainy 8mm film, shows John, Paul, George and Ringo alighting from their bright yellow tour bus and walking the coastline in 1967.

“They were quite happy to relax and talk to people; the days of ‘Beatlemania’ were long gone,” said David Lambert, film producer for Arthouse Pictures.

“I think it was George who said ‘As long as people don’t want to scream at us and pull our hair out and take our clothes off, we are quite happy to sit and talk to them.”

It is thought the footage was recorded by holiday makers. It will form part of a new documentary called Mystery Tour Memories.

Click here to see excerpts from the film.