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1969 moon landing.

(77 Posts)
shysal Tue 16-Jul-19 18:30:39

Can you remember where you were on this day, exactly 50 years ago?
I was holidaying on a farm on Anglesey.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 16-Jul-19 18:36:15

I had been married a year and was expecting our first child, which I subsequently lost. I watched it on television from sitting in the garden and turning the tv to face the open patio doors.

MiniMoon Tue 16-Jul-19 18:37:20

I was at technical college learning secretarial skills that I never used!
I remember being disappointed that I couldn't see the moon launch live.

NannyJan53 Tue 16-Jul-19 18:39:37

I was 15 at still at school. I stayed up most of the night to watch it, whilst my parents and brother went to bed!

BlueBelle Tue 16-Jul-19 18:39:52

I was largely pregnant with a second baby and can’t remember anything about it

rosecarmel Tue 16-Jul-19 18:47:24

Sorry about the baby ..

I was 9, on vacation with my family in a little bungalow on the coast, everyone crammed up together in front of the tube, when it landed everyone hollered, I mean the entire street of bungalows was in celebration mode, it was really exciting .. smile

ninathenana Tue 16-Jul-19 18:57:48

I was 13 embarrassingly I don't remember anything about it

NotAGran55 Tue 16-Jul-19 18:58:53

I was 14 and on holiday with my family in a caravan in Stokes Bay . We huddled around a tiny TV to watch it .
It was my ( now ) husband’s 10th birthday.

Ellianne Tue 16-Jul-19 19:02:49

I was a couple of years younger than you were ninathenana and likewise don't remember anything. I have no recollection of talking about it at school either.

joannapiano Tue 16-Jul-19 19:13:31

I was in the Common Room of my teacher training college in Manchester. Everyone was watching the tv.

Grandma70s Tue 16-Jul-19 19:18:23

I had been married less than a year, and we were living in our first flat. We didn’t have television. I think I knew it was happening, but wasn’t very interested. I’m still not. I prefer the romantic, poetic image of the moon as a thing of beauty.

Grandma70s Tue 16-Jul-19 19:22:00

As an afterthought, I feel really shocked now when I see them planting the American flag on the moon’s surface. The moon doesn’t belong to America, or to any other country for that matter.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 16-Jul-19 19:24:18

Different days gm70 Cold War

tanith Tue 16-Jul-19 19:43:15

I sat watching with my 3 month old baby daughter on my lap it was mesmerising.

Calendargirl Tue 16-Jul-19 19:49:37

I was 16. My sister and I were staying with an aunt who lived in a large city, we were country folk. Seemed very exciting, and we watched the moon landing, but I didn’t know much about it, no interest in current affairs back then. I started work soon after, felt very grown up.

shysal Tue 16-Jul-19 20:01:45

What I hadn't remembered was that I was just 3 months pregnant with my first child. I may not even have had it confirmed at that time.

nonnasusie Tue 16-Jul-19 20:18:45

I was 20 and my grandad was living with us at the time. I can remember that he didn't believe it was real and it was all a con trick!

Gaunt47 Tue 16-Jul-19 20:33:12

I was 20 something, had had a tough day at work and went to bed early! My flatmates told me about it over breakfast, then it was discussed all day at work. I remember being rather bored with it all.

Septimia Tue 16-Jul-19 20:33:47

I was at school. Sat up most of the night with my mum and dad to watch it.

Grannybags Tue 16-Jul-19 20:36:24

I was 17 and stayed up all night to watch it. When I dragged myself to work in the morning two much older women I worked with asked why had I bothered to stay up and didn't understand what all the fuss was about!

MiniMoon Tue 16-Jul-19 20:47:26

As for the moon landing, as a family, we went to bed early and set our alarm clocks. We all got up and say round the television in the middle of the night (or so it seemed), and say watching in awe as The Eagle landed.

MiniMoon Tue 16-Jul-19 20:49:26

The two say ought to be sat.

BBbevan Tue 16-Jul-19 21:02:35

We were on holiday in Bournemouth .in a beach hut. DD was 4 and DS not thought of. I remember everyone had a newspaper and all the benches and wheelchairs had someone sitting reading about the moon landing.

Callistemon Tue 16-Jul-19 21:05:26

We'd just bought our first house so were busy working/decorating etc.
I do remember we tried to convince Granny that men had landed on the moon but she kept insisting that it would never happen in her lifetime!

GrannyLiv Tue 16-Jul-19 21:14:14

I was four and in my parents living room. I remember looking through the window up at the sky in the hope that I might see the rocket.