RARE photos of The Beatles are to go on display in Little Chalfont next week.

And the man who took the snaps on what became known as the band's Mad Day Out' will also make a rare public appearance at the Chalfont Art and Framing Gallery.

Tom Murray took the photos in 1968 - which have been hailed as some of the most important ever taken of the group.

One of his shots - worth an estimated $5,000 - will be donated to Chesham charity Shed@ThePark, part of the Chicken Shed theatre company.

Gallery owner Ian Morris said: "Tom's publishing company called to ask if I'd like to do this. I said I'd think about it, then I got a call from Tom, who explained how the event would work.

"I was absolutely speechless that he called me. He came across as an absolute gent.

"I'm very proud that this gallery has been chosen. It's an honour for us, I'm really pleased."

A prize draw will also take place on the night, with guests able to have their photo taken with Mr Murray on the same camera he used to take the rarely-seen pictures of the Beatles.

A limited run of 185 pictures will also be put up for sale at the cost of £350 each at the event on July 10.

The evening is invite only.