Sunday, August 07, 2005

1970 - The Lights Went Out...

Headlines and articles - December 8th, 1970.

It was a grim time. Fortunately, we cooked on gas so meals were not interrupted, but the power cuts were a pain. A local shop caught fire because of enforced candle power. I remember my mother holding up a candle to the blank telly screen during a power cut, and telling me that the light would reveal "what they're doing in there!"

I don't know if she seriously believed that I thought the people we saw on screen were actually inside the set - even at that age I didn't. But she was, and is, a very whimsical person so I indulged her by nodding politely and smiling sweetly!