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Photos by Malcolm Pritchard and Dan Glover Page last updated: 2012-06-14
Parbold Lancashire
NGR: SD477112 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 10m      Structure Height: 30m
Digital TV: BBC A: 44 D3&4: 41 BBC B: 47
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Comments: Parbold is a relay of Winter Hill. Power doubles at B700.

Updated June 2012

Malcolm: "Here are two evening shots of the BBC’s Parbold relay, taken on April 10, 1981, when I was living in Southport.

The relay covers the village of Parbold, roughly halfway between Wigan and Ormskirk. Nearby Parbold Hill prevents direct reception of the Winter Hill transmitters. The tower is located 1 mile west of the village, adjacent to a sewage works."

Dan: "As expected there was no access to the site, however I managed to find a gap through the trees giving a reasonably clear view of the broadcast antennas. No apparent change to the configuration of the relay but 30 years later the tower is heavily used by the mobile phone networks."

Seen from behind: the transmit array is a group of logs on the narrow section at the top of the tower

From the road just to the south we can confirm that the transmit array is six single logs with another for receive underneath.

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