Saturday 14 December 1963
Wimbledon Palais, High St Merton,
Wimbledon, London

From "The Complete Beatles Chronicle" by Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles' Southern Area Fan Club's equivalent to the Liverpool festivities the previous Saturday. In addition to their mid-afternoon live performance, the Beatles lined up behind the Palais'bar and shook hands with all 3000 ecstatic fans who filed slowly past them, often in less than orderly fashion. Television and cinema news cameras filmed here and there throughout the event.
The management of the Palais, fearing their precious stage might be damaged by an onslaught of rampaging Beatlemaniacs, created a makeshift platform for the Beatles and erected a steel cage around it to keep the hordes at bay.
Though safe, the Beatles were not best pleased with this arrangement, although seeing the fans crushed up against the wire prompted John to crack "If they press any harder they'll come through as chips".