My suspicion is that we are all going to be hearing a lot about the Lunar landing of Apollo 11 over the next few weeks – so, I am getting in early, with my own experience of what happened fifty years ago in 1969.
My parents were away on holiday and I was in the house by myself, watching history being made on live tv from the Moon.
The Lunar Module landed at 9.17 pm UTC 20th July and there was a long wait for the big moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin opened the hatch and stepped onto the surface of the Moon.
By then it was 21st July in the Eastern Hemisphere (plus part of the Western) but it was still 20th July in America when it happened.
Where I was in London it was 3.56 am BST (2.56 am UTC) and I was not the least bit sleepy. It was one of the most exciting and historic moments in history but I watched it alone.
I set up my camera but the black and white tv images I took were lacking in clarity and my images reflect this – but they are a true record of what we all saw at that time.
Why did I take pictures of the tv screen? I guess it was a sense of history and my own way of recording this amazing moment, exactly as I saw it, alone, as millions around the world also watched in awe and frenzied excitement.
The images are digitised now but I still keep the original prints.
You can read the full highlights of the Apollo 11 Mission from this NASA page.
Images © Roger Powell