Spending a lazy Friday afternoon free from sawdust, I was thinking about 1954, the year we got married and realised that it was the same year that R.C.A. started mass production of colour (yes, that's the correct spelling!) TV, and it wasn't until 1964 that colour started in the U.K (without me). But, it was another ten years before colour started here in Western Australia. In preparation for repairing colour sets, myself and a few colleges imported sets from the U.K. at a cost of $AUS700.00 each, they were basic 26" models, 33years later we can buy a larger set with remote control, VHF/UHF, teletext etc. for around $AUS350.00. A TV technician was earning about $AUS110.00 per week against the current $AUS600.00-800.00.
I know that you would also like to know that General Motors produced it's 50 millionth car in the same year! That's enough relaxing, I'm going to turn the dado square into a little box.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus