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The 1953 Coronation. Nobody else in our family had a TV (they were expensive) and so we had a "family gathering" to watch the Coronation live on TV as Richard Dimbleby did the commentary. There was only one channel - ITV didn't come to Sheffield until a few years later.

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First thing?

Queens coronation 2nd June 1953, my third birthday.

Why did I remember it? According to big brother I was being a pain because everyone was watching the massive B+W television and not playing with me.

Apparently I went outside and threw a brick through a window to get some attention. So my very first memory was getting a walloping from my dad !

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On 03/12/2019 at 12:29, hillsbro said:

The Festival of Britain in 1951.

Went there with my dad remember the skylon !it never got off the ground

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The si king of 'The Flying Enterprise' and Captain Carlsson remai ing on the sinking ship.

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The coronation.  Watched it at friends house with my parents I was 8 years old.  After that, my father being called up for the Suez crisis, then the Munich air disaster, seein Sir Matt Busby in an oxygen tent.

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On 10/03/2021 at 14:05, VicD said:

The si king of 'The Flying Enterprise' and Captain Carlsson remai ing on the sinking ship.

First one I remember too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 10/03/2021 at 14:05, VicD said:

The si king of 'The Flying Enterprise' and Captain Carlsson remai ing on the sinking ship.

 

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Although I remember the Falklands war, seeing the Iranian Embassy siege on television, it's difficult to know what I saw and understood then and what I have seen on programme's to mark the anniversary of these events.

I do remember clearly though the Lockerbie air disaster, I was watching TV downstairs on my own and my Mum and Dad were decorating their bedroom. A breaking news bulletin came on BBC 1 and I knew it was extremely serious so I went upstairs to tell them what had happened.

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Elvis dying.... News at Ten during a school holiday "The King Is Dead" it confused me so much as we had a Queen !

 

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