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C5's in BBC Domesday Must See!!
« on: 12, May, 2011 - 14:27:03 »
To cut a long story short in 1986 the BBC did a project where people submitted data from all over the UK about where the lived etc. Which was all compiled onto laser discs. Until recently unless you had an old laserdisc setup and an Acorn BBC access to the data was impossible.

Anywhere today they have released it onto the BBC website and there some C5 bits on there from 1986!

First search brought up

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-480000-342000/picture/2

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-428000-513000/picture/3
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Re: C5's in BBC Domesday
« Reply #1 on: 12, May, 2011 - 14:32:19 »
Also

"Earlier this year 1985 there was a   
 rather special event in the Rhydycar 
 Leisure Centre in Merthyr.Thousands   
 of people turned up to see the       
 Sinclair C5 electric car.This was     
 being built at the local Hoover       
 washing machine factory.Local people 
 were really excited about this because
 if the car sold well it would mean new
 jobs for Merthyr.We queued for ages   
 but at last were let in.As we went in
 we were given tee-shirts,hats and pens
 each with a picture of the C5 on the 
 front.I was surprised when I saw the 
 C5 it was made from a white plastic   
 material.My father said the bodywork 
 was made all in one piece so it was   
 strong.It was very low and it had     
 three wheels,one at the front and two
 behind.It had no steering wheel but a
 handlebar underneath the driver's legs
 It had no roof."

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Re: C5's in BBC Domesday Must See!!
« Reply #2 on: 12, May, 2011 - 16:16:27 »
Which was all compiled onto laser discs. Until recently unless you had an old laserdisc setup and an Acorn BBC access to the data was impossible.



The inputted data was saved on 5" floppies. The laserdiscs contained map data, photos and extra program code as it is a read only medium

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Re: C5's in BBC Domesday Must See!!
« Reply #3 on: 12, May, 2011 - 20:48:32 »
Yeah I know, I was cutting a long story short  :P

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Re: C5's in BBC Domesday Must See!!
« Reply #4 on: 12, May, 2011 - 21:13:10 »
"THE SEA FRONT IN HERNE BAY
 For the holiday makers there are     
 trampolines, a slide and a roundabout
 on the beach and deckchairs can be   
 hired.There is a children's holiday   
 show in the bandstand and also a small
 track where people can try out the new
 Sinclair C5 electric tricycle."

It quite funny really, the C5 is mentioned a fair bit, even some kids were disappointed to not see one during a traffic survey.  It really captured everyones imaginations at the time.