Rediffusion pavement cover

Not quite walking on a grave, but I was amazed to see on a pavement the once-famous name of the television company that gave us Ready Steady Go and many other pioneering ITV shows. Rediffusion also made their name as providers of television set rental and the first generation of cable television connections, which was the reason for this manhole cover in Brighton.

Seeing this was a side-swipe from the past, now just a black and white name in the ground. Whilst I was never on the payroll of Rediffusion, their engineering slang and ex-employees were all around me when I started working as staff at London Weekend Television studios in July 1977.