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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Apotheosis: December, 1969.

In December 1969, John and Yoko had another crack at Apotheosis. This time, they settled on the medieval village of Lavenham in Suffolk:

The Market Square is pretty much unchanged:

Apparently, Lavenham was chosen on the recommendation of friends, though it's perhaps no coincidence that the witch burning scene in the 1968 (non - see comments) Hammer production Witchfinder General also used this location. The BBC's 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko doc shows the filming of the pair's latest opus (mainly huddling in the snow waiting for the balloon to inflate):

They didn't return to Tittenhurst that night, but rather opted for the Offord Suite at the Bull in Long Melford. On the right is a contemporary view:

24 Hours shows them being, ahem, woken the next morning:

John, in time honoured fashion, greets tea and camera crew with the traditional "twa fingers o' welcome":

Finally, off they scoot in the auld EUC 100C:

The Offord Suite can be had for 130 pounds per night, including breakfast, should ye ever be in the vicinity and in need of a Beatle related etc.

Thanks to Gary at the Bull.


  1. I love very much the 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko doc! Thanks for this post!!!

  2. For what it's worth, WITCHFINDER GENERAL feels like a Hammer film, but it's actually not one.


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