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Subject Topic: R.I.P. HM QE II
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23/9/2022 at 8:41am
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I dont think we actually owned one until the 70s - before that it was rented from a company called Granada I think


23/9/2022 at 9:58am
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Quote: Originally posted by Mick S. on 22/9/2022
Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 22/9/2022

It was my parents who got a TV around the time of the coronation, I was 4 years old.




Your parents must have had a few quid Colin. A telly in '53 - pretty much a rare beast. I didnt see one till about '64.



Never been any money in my family, and there still isn't. However my father had a knack of finding things cheap and second-hand and I'm sure that's how we got a TV. I still remember it with its big wooden cabinet and tiny little screen. The only controls on it were two knobs on the front, one for volume and one for brightness, and if the picture started rolling you had to hit it on the top right-hand corner. That usually worked. It didn't need any more controls as it only got BBC.
My father even picked up an old banger of a car too, a Standard 16, probably from the 1930s from the look of it. It was definitely pre-war.

1964 was the year I left school and I think all the TVs we'd had since that first one had been rented. I'd been married a few years before I saw a colour TV, my parents never had one of those while I was growing up.

I think I must have picked up a lot of my father's skills as I have never minded second-hand stuff. He had a knack of being able to fix anything too, and that is how I have always got by. I'll always try to repair something before I'll give up on it.


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Colin


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We got a TV in 1957 or 8 when I was 10. OH's family had a rented one which took 6d in a slot, indoor arial.



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