50 still watch black and white TV in Calderdale

VIEWERS across Halifax are still tuning in to black and white TV.

Fifty monochrome licences were bought or renewed in the town last year, according to licence officials.

The figures have been released to mark the 40th anniversary of colour TV.

The first official colour broadcast was on BBC1 at midnight on November 15 1969, featuring a concert with Petula Clark.

Iain Logie Baird, curator of television at the National Media Museum in Bradford, and grandson of inventor John Logie Baird, said: "The arrival of mass colour TV changed programme styles and viewers' perceptions."

Colour TV licences, introduced in January 1968, cost 10.

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