Magical Mystery Tour Location Question

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[flabbyroad]
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Re: Magical Mystery Tour Location Question

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Looking at this one again I'm pretty sure this is a match. They seem to have been filming through the roof on this stretch of road.
It's difficult to find an exact match in case of the landscape, but if you take a bit wider range, I guess you're right about the location. And a proof for filming of the roof: you can spot a little bit of the roof while filming Hawks Tor China Clay works and even a bit more filming at Tedburn Rd.

Then for the 'INN' location is it possible to date? Just before the leave the coach it's 14:10h? If it is on the 15th, then it's about 100km after Graddon Cross (12;18h) cruising speed approximately 50km/h and perhaps before Taunton?

In the odds and ends of the footage there seems to be a link with the 'umbrella' scene with Mal (14:30h); it's raining, and they stop at an Inn/ Pub/ Restaurant.

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'Are we on'

It's slate 22A take 1'A' camera on 13-09-1967. When Ringo starts singing Yesterday, I think he is joking about Paul's directing. They drive along Camborne- Redruth and when you imagine Paul is directing a scene the photo it could be taken 16:45 on the A3047 near Redruth.......

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Now some more serious:
The building on the opposite side of the road to Gate House (the "brick works"iirc) appears on old OS maps and seems to have the art deco curves you can see in the night time footage looking down from Gate House.
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I think Uxbridge Rd Hayes spot is definitely the right one considering the building of Thomson & Norris/Wilson Bros

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Re: Magical Mystery Tour Location Question

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[flabbyroad] wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:00 pm
Then for the 'INN' location is it possible to date? Just before the leave the coach it's 14:10h? If it is on the 15th, then it's about 100km after Graddon Cross (12;18h) cruising speed approximately 50km/h and perhaps before Taunton?

In the odds and ends of the footage there seems to be a link with the 'umbrella' scene with Mal (14:30h); it's raining, and they stop at an Inn/ Pub/ Restaurant.

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Great info FL.

Looking at the Inn footage I think it's possible/probable that the 14.10 footage shot looking towards the front of the bus is another different location as there is a cut to the sideways shot from the coach door where they are entering the Inn.

I think the Mal umbrella footage is from the 12th as there is a another camera behind him filming the young couple sat in front of the old gents, which must be the footage approaching Plymouth.
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Re: Magical Mystery Tour Location Question

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"Are We On"

The bus seems to be descending fairly steeply towards what looks like a roundabout, with a car crossing it, possibly a road sign in the middle. If so, the most likely place is probably the roundabout on the old Redruth bypass here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.23904 ... 384!8i8192
Not sure what direction they would be approaching from, this side looks more like it, though the road sign would suggest the opposite.
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