I've found youtube evidence of the CITV coverage from the day. Interesting to see that Eamonn and Carol hosted this part of the coverage too... complete with cardboard cartoon cutouts in the studio. And indeed Stephen and Danielle did decamp down to London for the day as mentioned earlier.
If adults struggled to understand this day then god knows what the kids were thinking this day was all about too.
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006