Saturday, 28 November 2009

Saturday evenings, late autumn, early winter

Dark at tea-time, life at this time of year would be indoors, focused on the black and white 405 line television set. Saturdays afternoons would be dominated by sport, Grandstand on the BBC.

This is how it always started.

I'd always be most interested in motorsport; racing and rallying as well as motorcycle scrambling. The latter would often be shown if scheduled football fixtures were cancelled due to winter weather. Then we'd rejoice in the sight of works BSAs, CZs, Husqarnas, Greaves and Matchlesses. Stuff like this.

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