Alan Latham

Seeing the Football Cup Final in 1953, Stanley Matthews' cup match, is the interviewee's earliest television memory. He discusses how television brought the world into his home in a rural area. His main memory of Aberfan is the emotion Cliff Mitchelmore conveyed as he broadcast from the village with queues of fathers waiting to name their children's bodies. Following the Miners' Strike the huge difference between the rural and industrial areas of Carmarthenshire were very clear to him. From the broadcasts he remembers the violence and the march back to Maerdy colliery at the end of the strike. He talks of the background of the beginnings of S4C and of the excellence of its sports and history programmes - and the channel's educational role. Prince Charles' Investiture is also mentioned along with the effect of hearing the song 'God Bless the Prince of Wales'.

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