How Horrible could it have been?
I recall watching the Queens Coronation on Television in 1953. Our TV had a large screen, at least it must have been because My mother and father watched it with me and my brothers and we were not the only people in the room. I do not think any of our neighbors had a bigger screen
I have no recollection of waiting for 15 minutes for the T.V. to warm up. I expect it was extremely fast because I have no memories of anybody getting fed up of waiting and walking out of the room.
I know that the images on screen were absolutely amazing because one of my earliest memories is of myself hiding behind the front room curtain absolutely petrified at what I am told was the early T.V. series called Quatermass.
I can remember many years later when I was watching my first 23 inch Television that the screen was huge. To be truthful I do not remember if I watched the Test Match in colour or back and white. Although I am fairly sure they played with a red ball.
I write this because I was talking to a young person the other day who said “It must have been horrible to look at those tiny screens in the old days”.
“NO” I told her. “ It was far less horrible than it is today”.