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Photos by Lee Goulding Page last updated: 2017-11-03

Tower construction and earlier pictures

Millthrop is a relay of Sedbergh, itself a relay of Kendal. The significance really in analogue days was that BBC programmes originated from Manchester via Winter Hill, Lancaster, Kendal, Sedbergh to Millthrop, whereas ITV Border (not Granada) was line fed to Kendal, then to Sedbergh, then Millthrop.

Our first two photos show the former wooden pole with Band II, Band III and Band IV receiving aerials which fed a privately wired cable-system to homes in this village in the NW corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They date from around 1990 and show the old system about to be replaced by a BBC/IBA transposer. The "new" equipment was a 20m lattice tower, with the transmitting log-periodic aerials pre-mounted. Also visible is the brown derrick pole used for erecting the new tower.

The year was 1990

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Kendal | Lancaster | Sedbergh | Winter Hill

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