Thursday, 2 June 2016

63 years ago

It was raining 63 years ago, on 2nd June 1953.  And London was brought to a standstill.  Not by the rain.

It was Coronation Day.

That was the day when television came into its own in this country.  Many sets were sold or rented so that people could, for the first time in history, be virtually present at such an event.  A colour film was swiftly distributed to cinemas across the land so that those who had been unable to squeeze into a neighbour's house to watch the television could enjoy the spectacle.

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