Leeds nostalgia: Broadcasts from the city

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Before the days of tweets and media postings Christmas messages of goodwill and much more were radiating outwards from Leeds on the airwaves.

In 1955 these members of the Leeds Amateur Radio Society were broadcasting using low powered equipment and it wasn’t long before the city’s skyline was altered with the advent of the Tinshill Radio Station.

MARCH 1955: Members of Leeds Amateur Radio Society with their low power receiver and transmitter.

MARCH 1955: Members of Leeds Amateur Radio Society with their low power receiver and transmitter.

The BBC have been broadcasting from Leeds for a long time and in our picture from 1971 TV journalist David Seymour holds a programme conference with his team of technicians.

Fifty two years ago it was like a scene from Quatermass when this GPO technician took to the television detector van in 1963 and in 1968 Mr. Denis Marr demonstrated the Radio Leeds transmitter to Corporation officials.

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JUNE 1971: BBC Leeds''TV journalist David Seymour (seated centre) holds a programme conference with his team of technicians, in the BBC Leeds studio.

JUNE 1971: BBC Leeds''TV journalist David Seymour (seated centre) holds a programme conference with his team of technicians, in the BBC Leeds studio.

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