This teletext television is one of only twenty sets made by Granada in 1973. Andrew Mayers of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, donated it in 2017.
What is Teletext TV?
The BBC started the subtitles service in 1974 by providing transcripts of TV soundtracks by displaying text on television programmes at the bottom of the screen which helped the deaf and hard- of-hearing viewers to follow them. You received subtitles by pressing 888 on your remote control. You could also get Ceefax, the world’s first teletext service which was created by the BBC in 1974 and ended on 23rd October 2012 in line with the switchover from analogue to digitial. Pages were retrieved using a three-digit number such as 440 for Read Hear, the news pages for the Deaf and 888 for subtitles but you could also get other pages. If you wanted to know Sports results you could obtain Sports pages by pressing 330.