On March 19, 1969, the 1,265ft Emley Moor TV Mast collapsed.

50 years on: 21 pictures from the Emley Moor TV Tower collapse

On March 19, 1969, the 1,265ft Emley Moor TV Mast collapsed.

Exactly 50 years after the collapse, we take a look back at how the near-disaster unfolded. Do you remember the collapse? Tell us on Twitter and Facebook.

It can be seen from across Wakefield. But in 1969, 50 years ago today, the 1,265 foot Emley Moor TV Mast collapsed without warning.
It can be seen from across Wakefield. But in 1969, 50 years ago today, the 1,265 foot Emley Moor TV Mast collapsed without warning.
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The 1,265ft mast was erected in 1956 to allow TV broadcasts across Yorkshire. It is pictured here in 1959.
The 1,265ft mast was erected in 1956 to allow TV broadcasts across Yorkshire. It is pictured here in 1959.
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In 1966, an additional 385m tubular mast was added to the tower, to prepare for colour TV. The mast was comprised of a number of curved steel segments, and held up by guy lines. The interior of the tower is pictured in 1956.
In 1966, an additional 385m tubular mast was added to the tower, to prepare for colour TV. The mast was comprised of a number of curved steel segments, and held up by guy lines. The interior of the tower is pictured in 1956.
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This picture, dated October 25, 1968, shows a view of the ground from a platform on the mast, approximately 250ft high.
This picture, dated October 25, 1968, shows a view of the ground from a platform on the mast, approximately 250ft high.
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