A poster from a Beatles gig in North Yorkshire has fetched thousands of pounds at auction.

The original poster was for the Fab Four’s show at the Royal Hall in Harrogate on March 8 1963.

This was the only concert the band played in Harrogate. The band were supported by two local bands from the town, The Apaches and The Mustangs

The same year The Beatles performed four times in York at the Rialto in Fishergate.

At the time they were four, fresh-faced young musicians from Liverpool - international stardom was still to come.

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The poster went under the hammer of Tennants Auctioneers in Harrogate on Friday, December 8, and sold for £3,000.

One of the members of The Apaches kept the poster from the night, and it was purchased in the 1980s by the vendor from a picture framer in Harrogate.

Also selling well was a copy of the White Album by The Beatles, autographed by Paul McCartney, which sold for £1,800.

The album was purchased by the vendor in 1968 from Wilson’s in Norwich, but he was able to get it signed by his musical hero in 2001 visited the University of East Anglia where he worked.