Does Anyone Else Remember The Days Before Televisions Became Common In Homes

Ian Thompson

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Before BBC 2 started regular broadcasting it’s colour TV service and also after and during the daytime when the daytine testcard with music there where broadcasts of Trade Test Colour Films every hour at 30 minutes past on BBC 2.
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Was about 1953 when we had our first TV set but being out most evenings with pals or girlfriend, what little of it I glimpsed I found mostly boring so was never hooked until much later in life.


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The first glimpse Of TV I remember was the 1953 Coronation around a neighbour’s house. It couldn’t have been more than a 12 inch, maybe less and half the street appeared to be gathered around. Didn’t stay long, I wasn’t much interested at that age.
Who would have guessed what a big part of our lives that would become ? A few years laterr Dad bought our first, a 17 inch Phillips, and that was it we were hooked.

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