In Praise of the Wireless

Although many people across Britain bought television sets specifically to watch the Coronation in 1953, some families held out against it for much longer, including my own. Listening to the wireless had certain advantages: you could picture the characters in dramas much more vividly in your mind than the primitive black and white screens of …

Steam and Rails

As I mentioned in my previous post, in the 1950s we had our own branch railway line. When I say it was our own, I mean there was a station in our village which we could actually see from our front window. My mother hated so much to waste time that she often refused to …