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.

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.

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.