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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Wapping Pier Head: 1968 & 2009.








Now a (very) private garden (I did consider shinning over the fence, but thought better of it), the old Pier Head on Wapping High Street was a piece of waste ground surrounded by imposing colonial warehouses when the Beatles rolled up towards the end of their Mad Day Out in July, 1968. The warehouses are now long gone, largely replaced by obscenely expensive apartment buildings. The Pier Head, however, is still recognisable as the venue for some of the most distinctive photos of the Fabs.

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