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Beatles photos bought at auction

Rare Beatles photograph taken in Bridport
One of the photos shows the owner of a Bridport hotel with the band

Five photographs showing all four Beatles in Dorset have been sold for £460 at auction.

The black and white shots, dating from the mid-1960s, were sold to a telephone bidder at Duke's Grove Auctions in Dorchester.

One photograph shows John, Ringo, Paul and George posing with the owner of the Askers Road House Hotel in Bridport.

John Holmes, the saleroom manager, said it was a fair price for the photographs, which were not staged.

The collection included two duplicates.

The other images show John Lennon taking photographs on an old-fashioned "box brownie camera" and the other sees The Beatles driving off in their tour car.

The seller obtained the pictures from her mother, who was given the pictures by the owner of the hotel at the time.

The Beatles stayed at the hotel on their way to the West Country.



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