LOOK carefully at this photograph and at first glance it looks like Kirklees Council has allowed the unthinkable – a huge mast on top of Castle Hill.
The view was captured by reader Ralph Leach who said: “This photograph was taken from my house in Kirkheaton.
“You will see what appears to be a large aerial attached to the top of the Jubilee Tower but is, in fact, Holme Moss transmitter mast which happens to be in direct line with the tower as viewed from my home.’’
Holme Moss was the first television transmitter for the north of England and opened on October 12, 1951. Over the next 10 years a large proportion of the 13 million people in its service area started to enjoy watching television for the first time and nearly 8,000 of them were so fascinated by the new technology that they visited the transmitting station during its open day on June 24, 1961.
Now it transmits for radio only and remains one of the most powerful VHF radio transmitters in the country. It’s the main transmission station for BBC National/Local FM radio and also national DAB radio across the north of England
On a clear day from the top of Holme Moss you can see Drax power station 40 miles away at Selby.
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