Yorkshire nostalgia: Crowds flock to Emley Moor

Dateline: August 1971: Emley Moor Mast, Britain's tallest building, was still drawing the crowds several months after officially opening.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 25th August 2018, 11:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 12:01 pm
2nd August 1971

The TV mast that is drawing the crowds to Emley Moor.
2nd August 1971 The TV mast that is drawing the crowds to Emley Moor.

The structure, which replaced a previous metal tower which collapsed following high winds and snow storms, was opened in January 1971. It stands at 330m and it taller then London’s Shard.

The previous structure was a metal lattice tower, which was replaced by a mast in 1966. The mast fell over in 1969. The tower replaced it.

At the top, the view is simply stunning.

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The tower can also be felt swaying gently in the wind, as its shadow reaches out like the hand of a giant clock across the surrounding fields.

It was granted Grade II listed status in 2002 by English Heritage.