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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    When I was a lad ('during the war') the biggest you could get was a 26" CRT, they were the size of a small terraced house
    When I was a lad, nobody had a telly.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    Did you have an indoor toilet? I know some folks your age who didn't...

    Well, I'll go the opposite way - not only did we have a TV (a black and white one back in the late 60s is my earliest memory), but we owned it, along with subsequently every other, when I believe renting was the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Did you have an indoor toilet? I know some folks your age who didn't...

    Well, I'll go the opposite way - not only did we have a TV (a black and white one back in the late 60s is my earliest memory), but we owned it, along with subsequently every other, when I believe renting was the norm.

    Marco.
    We didn’t have an indoor toilet until I was about 12, although we did have a black and white tv.
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    My first memory of watching TV was when my parents took me to see some friends of theirs. They had a TV with a very small screen (something like 8" in size), but was fitted with an enormously thick (fluid filled?) lens, which magnified the picture to that of an 10 or 12" screen.

    It was black and white of course, would have only received a single channel (BBC), and I think the programme I watched was a western.

    We didn't get a TV until the mid '60s. It had a 17" screen using the, then, newly released 110 degree CRTs, so the set was shallower than those using the usual 90 degree tubes.

    When I was doing postgraduate studies, I lodged with a family who had a 'Rediffusion' TV. This was a form of cable TV: a central antenna picked up the signal , amplified it and distributed it to customers via cable. In the house there would be a simple switch allowing you to choose one of up to four channels (BBC1 and 2, ITV and possibly ITV from another region). The picture quality was surprisingly good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Did you have an indoor toilet? I know some folks your age who didn't...

    Well, I'll go the opposite way - not only did we have a TV (a black and white one back in the late 60s is my earliest memory), but we owned it, along with subsequently every other, when I believe renting was the norm.

    Marco.
    I know my aunt in the early 70 s still had an outside toilet... not sure about an indoor one though ?. We had a COLOUR tv late 60 s, GET me. Its raining btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Did you have an indoor toilet?

    Marco.
    Two actually.

    Nobody in our street had a TV until the coronation in 1953. My dad bought one along with another neighbour and all the other neighours crammed our living rooms to watch the event. I remember seeing it all myself. If I recall, the TV screen was only about seven inches across.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapid View Post
    We had a COLOUR tv late 60 s, GET me.
    I remember seeing my first colour TV in the late '60s. It was COLOUR, with capital letters, artificial and 'in your face'. I guess the colour was turned up so you could see it was a COLOUR TV, with everyone having Trump-like orange tans.
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    Interesting... No idea what my parents had, TV-wise, pre-1968, as it was before my time. I remember the black and white one we had was in a massive wooden cabinet. I also remember some of the early colour ones being valve-powered, and the TV repair man coming to visit, as they frequently failed.

    I wonder how many nice old valves (GECs, Mullards and such like), suitable for hi-fi use, they used to carry in their vans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I remember seeing my first colour TV in the late '60s. It was COLOUR, with capital letters, artificial and 'in your face'. I guess the colour was turned up so you could see it was a COLOUR TV, with everyone having Trump-like orange tans.
    Did they also give everyone the same 'supercilious pout'?

    ...and ridiculous hair weave?

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    The master (well actually the mistress) of the 'supercilious pout' is the present Home Secretary!
    Barry

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