SD6614 : Memorial plaque for the Winter Hill Air Disaster of 1958

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

Memorial plaque for the Winter Hill Air Disaster of 1958
Memorial plaque for the Winter Hill Air Disaster of 1958
Attached to the transmitter building. Soon after this photo was taken the plaque was given a new wooden frame. See SD6614 : Memorial plaque for the Winter Hill Air Disaster of 1958
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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Place (from Tags)
Winter Hill 
Primary Subject of Photo
Plaque 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6607 1445 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.5286N 2:30.8694W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6607 1445
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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