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EMLEY MOOR

Photos by Mark G7RJV Page last updated: 2018-05-12

Temporary mast - Part 1 - Groundworks

In March 2016 plans were submitted to Kirklees Council (Huddersfield) for the construction of a temporary mast to be built to the south of the present concrete tower. Purpose of the temporary mast is to allow services to continue while the antenna and part the antenna supporting structure at the top of the tower is replaced.

Living within 5 miles of the site I will try and make regular visits to the site to take pictures and update this page.


Thursday 11 May 2017.
Danbar drilling rig working in an area to the east of the present tower.


Saturday 24 June 2017.
Balfour Beatty contractor have made a road to the eastern side of the tower.


Saturday 24 June 2017


Saturday 24 June 2017.
Large amounts of earth moved from north of tower.


Sunday 02 July 2017
Gravel down on access road.


Sunday 02 July 2017


Sunday 02 July 2017
Viewing area layby at the site entrance is blocked for all vehicles except those for the contractor. Parking is very limited around the area as several individuals found out while I was at the site.


Sunday 27 August 2017
Very busy July and August for myself working on a large project which has me doing extended hours at work, so unable to visit Emley. Thankfully most of the effort at Emley has been ground based site preparation such as finishing off the site access, fencing with gates to the construction site.


Sunday 27 August 2017


Sunday 27 August 2017


Sunday 27 August 2017


Sunday 27 August 2017


Sunday 27 August 2017.


Sunday 27 August 2017


Sunday 17 September 2017
Following pictures taken west of the tower near a Yorkshire Water covered reservoir.
The planning application for the temporary mast has the stay wires running towards the south side of the reservoir. Pictures show a gravel road which runs to a location behind the tower, where the temporary mast will be located.


Sunday 17 September 2017


Sunday 17 September 2017


Sunday 17 September 2017


Sunday 17 September 2017


Sunday 17 September 2017


Sunday 17 September 2017


Sunday 26 November 2017
Very little can be seen from the roadside of the construction site, but there are signs of activity with various construction machines on site.
Todays pictures are taken in poor light.


Sunday 26 November 2017


Sunday 26 November 2017
Near by wood has been fenced off and the private lane going to the nearby farm now has a electric gate.


Sunday 26 November 2017
Ground hole drilling rig (Earth Auger). Used to drill deep holes to which Concrete Reinforcing Bars will be placed and then the holes filled with concrete. These are the Concrete Piles to which act as the foundation for the structure and stay blocks.


Sunday 26 November 2017
The layby and viewing area now has gates at both sides to control access.


Sunday 26 November 2017
Picture taken from near the covered reservoir facing east, behind the tower.


Sunday 26 November 2017


Monday 01 January 2018
Very busy December for myself, so unable to attend Emley. Unfortunately the local 'fox hunt' was in progress when I arrived to take these pictures and had to quickly move on from the large number of vehicles, horses and dogs.


Monday 01 January 2018
The picture shows mainly Concrete Reinforcing Bars covered over by traffic cones in preparation for the mast stay block construction.

Below is a link to a Youtube video which shows drone video coverage filmed in November 2016. The video clearly shows the vast area the temporary mast will cover to the south of the present tower.

I have no connection to the Drone video on Youtube.


Sunday 28 January 2018
Typical January day with poor light.
Sections of mast ?


Sunday 28 January 2018


Sunday 28 January 2018
Mast stay blocks in construction.


Sunday 28 January 2018


Sunday 18 February 2018
This time I was equipped with my Nikon D90 with a 500mm telephoto lens, but the light was very poor and very overcast.
More mast sections have arrived and seem to be dotted around the site.

I also understand there is a antenna inside the tower stood waiting which might be for the new mast.


Sunday 18 February 2018


Sunday 18 February 2018
I was expecting a different type of mast made up of tubular legs as with the masts at Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield.


Sunday 18 February 2018


Sunday 18 February 2018


Sunday 18 February 2018


Sunday 18 February 2018
Each section is numbered, this one is 36.


Sunday 18 February 2018
Concrete blocks now removed


Sunday 18 February 2018
View is of the southern side of the Emley site. Sadly pictures let down by poor light.


Sunday 18 February 2018
More mast sections can be seen from the southern side of the site. Top middle building looks to be the old DTT building


Sunday 18 February 2018


Sunday 18 February 2018
Next time I visit. I will try and get a better picture from this view and hopefully in better lighting conditions. It does appear as if the mast base is now in position - Middle Right just below the building with the white fascia boards is the central location for the mast.


Sunday 25 February 2018
The sections of mast have been moved and the site prepared for what could be the mast build.


Sunday 25 February 2018
Pictures of southern side of the site are taken from under 2 miles away using a handheld 500mm telephoto lens.


Sunday 25 February 2018
Cropped image at the maximum resolution of the Nikon D90 can give with the handheld 500mm telephoto lens.


Sunday 25 February 2018
Appears that the mast base is now in position.

Emley Moor index

YouTube footage from a drone of the Emley Moor site in November 2017. MB21 has no connection to the pilot of the drone.

This site is now included in the Update List for the following reason:
June 2017 - work begins in preparation to erect a 1040 ft temporary replacement mast

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