Magical Mystery Tour Location Question

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The house is on 12 King Edward Cres shot from the Atlantic Hotel parking,the date a guess.

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"Paul's clothing, the 13th ? Watergate Bay, Porth ( Atlantic Hotel, 'Spotlight South West' , Paul and Little George cycling on a tandem ?)."

Paul's clothing looks definitely 13th. It suggests the photo was taken returning from Watergate Bay, passing the tent field location that would be used the next day. Then it was the scenes around Camborne / Redruth (John & George staying to film at the hotel etc) and seemingly back to Porth in the evening for the tandem shots. Spotlight South West was filmed the day before on Plymouth Hoe.
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Any ideas for this location? Presumably also the 13th
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Instinct wants me to say it's somewhere in the immediate vicinity of the Atlantic Hotel, with the bus parked in the overflow area across from where the bus normally parked. This would make the houses in the background the rear of Headland Road, though if so, then they would have since been demolished, as there is now a rather ugly block of holiday flats on the site.
We know that Paul was present for some of the filming near the Hewer's Hut on the afternoon of the 13th.....
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And the bus was often parked in the lower car park....
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The part of the hotel they stayed in (just behind the bus) was demolished and rebuilt. If the bus was parked there when the photo in the previous post was taken then looking back towards us, we would see the back of Headland Road. As it stands there are currently no buildings resembling those in the area today. If we consider where else they went that day - it isn't Watergate Bay or Porth, leaving the possibility that it could be somewhere on the jaunt down towards Camborne. However, as that jaunt is completely undocumented in any of the Beatles' literature, we don't know where else they went / if they got out of the bus etc etc during that afternoon.
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By the side of the Atlantic Hotel, my mistake, not the Hewer Hut which is further around the road.
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I think, in Sn00ker's photo we are seeing the back of these houses (now demolished) - the roof matches
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Which implies the front of the hotel as the location
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I think, in Sn00ker's photo we are seeing the back of these houses (now demolished) - the roof matches
well spotted tunbridge wells:

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Spotlight South West was filmed the day before on Plymouth Hoe
It's a mixed bag: the first shot is 2 Dane Rd Newquay towards the Atlantic Hotel, then an unknown place on what looks like a rainy street ( perhaps Teignmouth?). Next the Atlantic Hotel Newquay and after that Plymouth Hoe and again the Atlantic Hotel. The last shot is the bus leaving the Royal Hotel 5 Den Cres Teignmouth.

(And what about the waving girl; somehow I think that this shot is from an earlier report on the Beatles round 1964, Spotlight South West starts with A Hard Days Night, and ends with the song Good Day Sunshine with pictures of bathers.)
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Great work Tunbridge and FL.
I can't post any screenshots at the moment but have been looking at the scene where Little George is taking photos of the model - 1st location on 15th FL's excellent journey map. It seems to have been filmed in separate takes from opposing angles (otherwise you would see the cameras) and seamlessly edited together by MMT standards. In the angle filmed from the front of the bus looking back they pass through a town/village which logically would be Lanivet but I can't get anything to really match. The angle looking towards the front of the bus which logically would have been the later take could have been on the old a38 that heads north east out of Bodmin. There is a layby and a road that forks left. What do you think?
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The angle from the front of the bus looking back isn't Lanivet, it's a bit further up the road in Bodmin

9 Dennison Rd
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