SP5474 : Cows - Rugby Radio Station

taken 3 years ago, near to Hillmorton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Cows - Rugby Radio Station
Cows - Rugby Radio Station
Cattle among the masts.
Rugby Radio Station :: SP5475
Rugby Radio Station was first opened in 1926 with a large very low frequency transmitter. The following year the site initiated the first transatlantic telephone service. During the cold war it was used for transmitting messages to submarines and the array of tall masts became a landmark for miles around, especially at night when the aircraft warning lights were visible against the sky. However, it has been closed down in stages with the tallest masts demolished in 2004 and 2007, although in 2014 many smaller masts still stand. The site has been earmarked for a major new housing estate with a projected 6,200 homes and a population of 15,000.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Communications 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cattle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5418 7497 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.2064N 1:12.3389W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5420 7495
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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