An engineer who helped pioneer the early days of television celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday.
Andy Andrews worked alongside TV inventor John Logie Baird.
Mr Andrews was present at both the first public television service broadcast in 1932 and the night the inventor’s laboratories burned down at Crystal Palace four years later.
"We often thought about the impact it would have, but we all hoped it would have a great cultural value.”
However, Mr Andrews says he is not sure his colleague would have been impressed with today’s television.
Mr Andrews, who was born in Middlesex on August 15, 1932, celebrated his birthday with a party at the Henry Cornish Care Centre in Chipping Norton yesterday.