how rosie sorry hear that. i love valve radios. i have one and it only goes on once a month,that is to listen to radio caroline.which is transmitted manx radio. it sounds really nostalgic on that box.My husband used to have lots of those! We've still got valves in the shed, not the useful common ones though. The radios were damaged in the loft when part of the roof came off in the storms a few years ago.