There have been three towers at Emley Moor, and together they have taken Yorkshire from black-and-white to high-definition digital broadcasting.
The original lattice structure was replaced in the mid-1960s by a taller, tubular steel mast held in place by guy lines.
It was that one which in March 1969, collapsed under the weight of the ice that had formed around it, and crashed to the ground. Yorkshire Television was forced off the air and almost out of business by the lost advertising revenue, yet within 28 days a temporary mast from Sweden had restored the signal. It has been seldom interrupted since.
Editor’s note: first and foremost - and rarely have I written down these words with more sincerity - I hope this finds you well.
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Sincerely. Thank you.
James Mitchinson, Editor