Sunday, June 03, 2012

I was twelve. In Edinburgh and across the realm, many decided they finally needed to have a television receiver in order to watch the Coronation. We had neighbours who said we could follow the broadcast of the event with them, in a living room... much smarter than ours... into which we had never before been invited.

Black-and-white... shades of grey... 405 lines of vertical resolution.

A few weeks later our school class was taken to the cinema to see it all in Technicolor.

Wow! I shall, I think, stand when the anthem is played.

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