Monday, 6 February 2012

60 years ago

I was at school when the King died and can remember being called into an assembly where the news was broken.  It was very sad and a lot of girls were crying but I didn't cry as I hadn't really known much about The King and my parents, although loyal to the monarchy, weren't strong royalists.

My father made a television for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - the screen was about 10 inches in an enormous wooden cabinet but we were the only people in the road with a telly!  I remember we had flags out at the front of the house.

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  1. Your father made a television? There's oneupmanship. My parents were obliged to buy one.

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  2. As Tim will bear out, my father was into all things to do with electricity (he was in communications research) but one of his hobbies was woodwork, in particular furniture making - dovetailed joints and french polishing being his two main areas of expertise. I still have some of his furniture ....

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  3. So do I, one piece anyway, on which my laptop rests between engagements.

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