The Beatles’ visit to Weston remembered with plaque

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 March 2018

Poem by Anthony Keyes on the sea wall overlooking the Beatles rock.

Poem by Anthony Keyes on the sea wall overlooking the Beatles rock.


A Weston-super-Mare poet and author has immortalised the moment the world’s most famous band visited Birnbeck Pier.

Anthony Keyes sitting on the Beatles rock.Anthony Keyes sitting on the Beatles rock.

Anthony Keyes has penned a poem on The Beatles’ 1963 visit to the town after performing at the Odeon, which saw the legendary Liverpudlians pictured on a rock overlooking the pier by GD Smith.

The poem has been etched on a plaque which this week was installed at ‘Beatles Rock’.

Mr Keyes said: “The poem is an experience not a plaque to say the Beatles visited in 1963, although reference is made to that point in time.

“Birnbeck is a place where culture meets the sea; heritage and regeneration go hand in hand.

The Beatles at Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare in 1963.The Beatles at Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare in 1963.

“One wonders if The Beatles were writing songs today about Birnbeck Pier, they may have written ‘so please save me do we really need you’?”

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