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The interviewee says that she mostly remembers children's programmes, she was in her teens before there was a television in the home. She watched the Coronation ceremony with a crowd of people, she remembers that the television had a bad picture and that a magnifying glass had been placed over the screen so that people could see better. She also saw the ceremony in the cinema, there was a street party that day. She remembers seeing a child being dragged alive from the rubble in Aberfan. She was working at the Post Office in Caernarfon at the time of the Investiture and they could see the events on the Maes from the top of the building. They borrowed a colour television from a shop in town to see what was going on inside the castle. She remembers hearing that the BBC had a problem with colour cameras as some were needed by Wimbledon soon afterwards. She remembers the personalities Arthur Scargill and Margaret Thatcher from the Miners' Strike period, remembers seeing the conflict on the news and thinking that that was what the media wanted to show. She would watch rugby in the pub every time she could and would thoroughly enjoy.

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