.....it reminds me sitting on the pavement and watching the
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on the only TV in the street.
I missed that, as my dad was still in the process of constructing
our television set. My terminology may be incorrect but I believe
it used a war surplus cathode ray tube.
The first time that I saw it working was on boat race day. The
cathode ray tube had a magnifying glass in front of it and I had
to go under a black out curtain to see the picture. It obviously
needed some fine tuning as the image was upside down and
double decker buses going across the London bridges appeared
to be like caterpillars in their movement. I was mesmerised.
Unfortunately that did not last long, since that day television has
sunk to the depths and we now wallow in two hundred channels