Category: St John’s Wood

The Beatles in Abbey Road

A photographer called Iain Macmillan was a friend of John and Yoko and, during the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 found himself commissioned to take a photo of the Fab Four to adorn their latest studio release, an album called Abbey Road. For the shoot, Iain Macmillan used a Hasselblad camera with a 50mm …

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Fisherton Street, NW8

Until 1877, most of Fisherton Street was known as Upper Salisbury Street.

Abbey Road, NW8

Abbey Road, after which the Beatles album was named, runs from St John’s Wood to West Hampstead.

Oslo Court, NW8

Oslo Court was built between 1936 and 1938 by architect Robert Atkinson.

Alexandra Road, NW8

Alexandra Road was built after the marriage of the Prince of Wales.

Allitsen Road, NW8

Allitsen Road is a road in St John’s Wood, dating from the 1820s.

St John’s Wood

St John’s Wood was once part of the Great Forest of Middlesex with the name deriving from its mediaeval owners, the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers), an Augustinian order. The order took over the land from the Knights Templar in 1323. After the Reformation and the Dissolution of monastic …

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The making of Sgt. Pepper

Just going a bit off topic here. A 1992 documentary about the making of the Sgt. Pepper album. Includes the story behind how George Martin patched together Strawberry Fields…