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Posted By: bubblyrat
19-Jan-07 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
The arrival of the big wooden radio, considered modern at the time compared the those great big bakelite ones, must have heralded the arrival of electricity in my old primary school. I had to think about this when recalling the joys of Singing Together and Rythm and Melody (which I think included more classical music). Up until that point we had gas lamps, which the caretaker used to come round and turn on with a hook on the end of a long pole, and coke stoves which he came round and tipped fresh coke onto during the dark days of winter. This was in the fifties too! Yes - we did learn to write with black slates and chalk - wasn't it fun!!
Whoops - forgot to log him off and log me on - Anniecat x