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> Our First Telly, family
Isobel
post 18th Apr 2008, 03:08pm
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Our first TV was a Bush. I remember we all sat around until the little dot appeared in the middle of the screen. I think that was around 11 at night.Then it was good night bed time.Cant remember when the colour came into fashion I know our first one was black and white. Hard to believe eh. Now they are so big and hanging on the wall just like a picture.
We watched the coronation on a neighbours TV, I think the whole street was in and out the Corrigan's all day.Every one up the close brought wee goodies and it was a great day.I remember my sister got a wee tin of sweets from school to commemorate the occasion.Those were great days eh?


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post 18th Apr 2008, 04:39pm
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Wasn't there something said on the telly before it would shut down for the night??? Cnanny mind whit it wiz, but something like if you lived alone it wid scerr the s... oot ye ha ha ha We hud a record player before we hud a telly, oan HP of course, ma mammy wiz poor, bit ye could eat aff her coal bunker, God Bless Her I don'rt know how she survived the hard times, pawn an aw
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post 25th Apr 2008, 08:58am
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I don't remember our first telly as it was long before I was born but I'm told it was one of the first in our close. I do remember my friend Elisa Daly was the first person we knew to have a colour telly. (Her dad worked in a telly shop) We used to rush up to hers about 4' O'Clock to watch play school in colour we were only about 4 or 5.
When we got our first colour telly me and my mum would sleep on the pull out couch on a Friday night and watch come dancing with the lights out and marvel at the colours of the dresses.
Oh happy days!!
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post 7th Dec 2008, 02:15am
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ma dad brought oors in fae the tellybank in toonheid it had a wee meter for 10p and 50p pieces
or what ever it was in old money lol then at the end of the year wee picked things oot a book that wiz full of cloths bikes and toys and well an old type of argos ??
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post 11th Jan 2010, 05:29pm
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QUOTE (Isobel @ 18th Apr 2008, 04:06pm) *
Our first TV was a Bush. I remember we all sat around until the little dot appeared in the middle of the screen. I think that was around 11 at night.Then it was good night bed time.Cant remember when the colour came into fashion I know our first one was black and white. Hard to believe eh. Now they are so big and hanging on the wall just like a picture.
We watched the coronation on a neighbours TV, I think the whole street was in and out the Corrigan's all day.Every one up the close brought wee goodies and it was a great day.I remember my sister got a wee tin of sweets from school to commemorate the occasion.Those were great days eh?

We, too had all the neighbors in to watch the coronation on a 12inch "Ferguson" My mother made tea and entertained but my sister and I were just bored. I remember the "Early warning signal" and the childrens' show with Bill and Ben the flowerpot men and the little weed. I still remember the silly song...LOL
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post 7th Aug 2011, 05:48pm
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Remember this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRy3zahjW10...feature=related


And this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-wmbM6EpZU...feature=related


And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te9otprt2mk...feature=related



And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5o1lhUmZUs
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post 7th Aug 2011, 10:26pm
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An ah thought we were the only wans tae hiv the neighbours in fur the coronation! biggrin.gif
Ah cannae remember the brand name of oor first telly, but it wis a self standin model, 12 inch, wi the big speaker at the bottom covered wi a gold coloured grille. It wis a rental telly - ye paid whitever a week an the company wis responsible fur repairs - an we had it intae the mid 60's. Ma Da eventually bought it affy Clydesdale when it became obsolete an rented a merr modern telly affy them - it cost him ten bob. (Fifty pence.) Fur a brief period we had two tellys, the auld wan an the new wan, but the auld wan went on the blink efter aboot a year an we ditched it. Ah took the big speak ooty it an threw the rest in the midden, but ah didnae know anythin aboot tellies in thae days, so ah jist slung the tube in the dustbin an threw the big transformer oan tap o it. It wis like a bomb gaun aff. Luckily ah wisnae too near it or ah might've been slashed tae ribbons, because the auld CRT tube imploded because o the vacuum, but could still spray gless aboot aw wyes.

We got oor first colour telly in the early 70s, jist as they were comin oot. Ma Da worked in STV at the time, as the maintenance plumber, an STV employees got a deal for a cheap rental. (It wis 1957 STV opened, by the way, Avril.) When ye think o the price o them in thae days - four and five hundred quid - an that's no takin inflation intae account. It must be the modern day equivalent o a coupla grand, an ye can buy a 19" LCD wan fur aboot a hundred quid noo.

The original Flint McCulloch in Wagon Train wis played by Robert Horton, maryhillgal.


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post 8th Aug 2011, 12:12am
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Our first Telly also was a floor model, we scewed the legs into the bottom of the set, and it stood in the corner looking like a wee sputnik , but we thought it was beautiful . smile.gif


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post 8th Aug 2011, 02:43am
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QUOTE (angel @ 7th Aug 2011, 11:58pm) *
Our first Telly also was a floor model, we scewed the legs into the bottom of the set, and it stood in the corner looking like a wee sputnik , but we thought it was beautiful . smile.gif


oooooops , once more !...... I'm considering in the future . just phoning in my posts . unsure.gif ......
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post 8th Aug 2011, 07:47am
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Melody, yes I remember all of these.
I must be getting auld sad.gif


I think our first telly was a Bush.
Bought round about 1954.

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post 8th Aug 2011, 08:51am
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Aw me too Jeep, never mind we remember all sorts of things that the young don't know about. laugh.gif
Don't tell them. laugh.gif

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post 8th Aug 2011, 09:55am
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Our first Telly, 1959 and we had it for a year before we came to Australia, was rented from DER.

Loved all the Cowboy Shows including Laramie, Rawhide, Wagon Train and Bronco. For a couple of earlier contributors, if they're still on topic with us, Clint Walker played Cheyenne and I'm pretty sure the part of Flint McCulloch, the 2IC in Wagon Train was played by Robert Fuller.

Also used to love staying up every Sunday Night for 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium' and also enjoyed Grandstand on a Saturday, especially watching hr Horse Racing !

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post 8th Aug 2011, 11:29am
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As I've already said, Tombro, the Wagon Train scout, Flint McCulloch, was played by Robert Horton - at least in the original version of the series.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050073/


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post 8th Aug 2011, 11:55am
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Robert Fuller was best known for "Laramie" but also appeared in "Wagon Train".


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post 9th Aug 2011, 10:40am
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Thanks Benny and Bilbo, I stand corrected !

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