SD6614 : Information sign relating to Winter Hill mast

taken 7 years ago, near to Belmont, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Information sign relating to Winter Hill mast
Information sign relating to Winter Hill mast
The sign is attached to the wall of the transmitter station and relates to the large mast which is visible for miles around (see SD6614 : Winter Hill T.V. mast).
It appears that parts of the sign had to be handwritten in pen after the printed lettering faded. See this earlier picture: LinkExternal link
The same website also notes that the mast height given on the sign included some additional transmitting equipment at the top which has since been removed, so the mast height should read 1015 feet (309m).
See also: LinkExternal link
Winter Hill Transmitting Station

At a height of 309.5 metres, the Winter Hill transmitting mast is one of the tallest structures in the United Kingdom, the tallest being the mast at Belmont with a height of 351.5 metres however, at 778.1 metres (2,553 ft) above sea level, Winter Hill has the highest television transmitting antenna in the United Kingdom.

The original mast came into service on 3 May 1956, and carried the programmes of Granada ITV (weekdays) and ABC TV (weekends). This was replaced by the current tower in 1966. Unlike most masts, which are of a lattice design, the Winter Hill mast is one of six masts in England which are of a tubular construction. An advantage of the tubular design is that engineers can ascend the inside the mast and avoid adverse weather, which is a problem on frame structures.

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Tuesday, 4 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 November, 2015
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 660 144 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.5286N 2:30.8604W
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