Television was the buzz in the early 1950's. But there were big problems. First, the programmes could not be received in town. Second, a TV set cost £100 or more - a lot of brass in those days.
Shorrocks electricians came to the rescue. Their shop was opposite the Majestic and Pickingtons ironmongers. They had the idea of installing a TV set in a hut at the top of Tuba Hill where reception was better. Interested folk would be taken up and given a viewing. Only the rich could afford to buy.
My friend's dad bought a set! Crowds went to his house on Gisburn Road to see the show even though it was only flickering snow for the first few weeks.