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Offline thick_mike

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Ceefax
« on: August 09, 2017, 07:15:17 PM »
I came across this ceefax memory in the loft today...


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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 07:36:15 PM »
A couple of questions spring to mind ...

How and why did you keep a TV with that Ceefax page in the loft for so long without losing the page ?

I came across this ceefax memory in the loft today...

I know it was a great game, but does it merit such a reaction 20-odd years on... ? ;-)

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 07:58:28 PM »
UPS

Offline Tugby Villain

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 10:41:08 PM »
That's brilliant.  What a game.

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 11:07:41 PM »
Was it a Sunday? In my mind it was midweek. Memory playing tricks.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 10:43:47 AM »
I couldn't wait to get home from school and stick Ceefax on the telly on the old Thursday in March transfer deadline day. I think the highlight was the double signing of Steve Hunt and Andy Blair in 1986.

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 11:45:38 AM »
I bet we had a brilliant season the year after.

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 11:51:25 AM »
I bet that beer is flat now! :)

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 03:22:44 PM »
My most vivid memory of Ceefax/Teletext is the Villa Leicester game in 1995. Total delight watching Villa go racing ahead through Saunders, Staunton, Yorke and Johnson. 4-1 and we'd scored seven the previous home game, imagine how many more we'd add to that today. The delight at each scorer being added to the page. And then Leicester pull two back.... Oh shit. Blow the full time whistle damn it. Then while I am pacing up and down that dreaded moment. LEICESTER SCORE AGAIN, Lowe 90+ what ever time it was. Similar feelings during the Spurs 4-4 under MON although I listened to the radio for that one. Ceefax was bit like the early championship manager games, you couldn't see anything on the pitch so your imagination worked overtime creating images in your mind of what each goal looked like.

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 03:24:41 PM »
And also the agony of waiting for the page your game was on to flash up, some days you'd be on page 5/5 and the minute you turned on Teletext it would typically be the page after. If you know what I mean.

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 03:26:16 PM »
Was it a Sunday? In my mind it was midweek. Memory playing tricks.

It was a Sunday. People around me ducked when Rico hit his penalty.

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 03:30:37 PM »
Bamber Bamboozler.
The BBC advent calendar (press reveal for today's picture)
Recipes.
My Dad checking the racing results even though he didn't have a bet that day.
Planet Sound music pages on CH4.
The ITV holiday pages changing too quickly, press hold but then miss half a dozen other pages.
Reading the latest scores and results off Teletext for Dudley Hospital Radio at breakneck speed before the page changed.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2017, 07:43:46 PM »
Bamber Bamboozler.
The BBC advent calendar (press reveal for today's picture)
Recipes.
My Dad checking the racing results even though he didn't have a bet that day.
Planet Sound music pages on CH4.
The ITV holiday pages changing too quickly, press hold but then miss half a dozen other pages.
Reading the latest scores and results off Teletext for Dudley Hospital Radio at breakneck speed before the page changed.





My old man splashed out on a VHS video recorder and a Teletext TV Christmas 1984. Before thay we had no Teletext and a V2000 video recorder from the late seventies which you could record on (his mate he bought it off threw in his 'blank tapes') but couldn't rent videos for. I spent that Christmas and New Year reading all the TV, sport and music pages on Teletext and was so excited by this new addition to the house was writing down recipes and knitting patterns for my Mum. Which she politely accepted before discreetly binning them.


I don't remember the advent calender. Although that is probably because we only got the Teletext telly on Christmas day!

Offline Damo70

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 07:47:54 PM »
Bamber Bamboozler.
The BBC advent calendar (press reveal for today's picture)
Recipes.
My Dad checking the racing results even though he didn't have a bet that day.
Planet Sound music pages on CH4.
The ITV holiday pages changing too quickly, press hold but then miss half a dozen other pages.
Reading the latest scores and results off Teletext for Dudley Hospital Radio at breakneck speed before the page changed.


I like the Peter Kay routine about the holiday pages driving him up the wall by changing too quick. Whilst all his mates claimed they had successfully, "booked it, packed it, f**ked off"!

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Re: Ceefax
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 07:51:59 PM »
Bamber Bamboozler.
The BBC advent calendar (press reveal for today's picture)
Recipes.
My Dad checking the racing results even though he didn't have a bet that day.
Planet Sound music pages on CH4.
The ITV holiday pages changing too quickly, press hold but then miss half a dozen other pages.
Reading the latest scores and results off Teletext for Dudley Hospital Radio at breakneck speed before the page changed.
Holiday pages, there were hundreds, and when you eventually got back to page whatever the holiday was gone. Wankers.