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Television Demonstration

1953

This photograph shows a mobile television demonstration in Bolton in 1953.

At the time television was a still a new technology, and the north of England had only been able to receive television broadcasts for two years.Television manufacturers and broadcasting companies had to actively demonstrate and sell their products.

Although television’s popularity had soared in post-war Britain, there were still very few homes in the North that owned a TV set.

Its interesting that all of the audience for this sales demonstration are women.