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Photos by Robert Whittaker Page last updated: 2014-01-30

Although actually closer to the village of Wraxall and the town of Nailsea, Backwell appears to be named after the area it serves rather than its actual location.

It serves the village of Backwell itself, Flax Bourton, parts of Nailsea and down the valley as far as Claverham and Yatton from a site on the side of Failand Hill on the north side of the valley. These areas find themselves screened from Mendip by Backwell Hill and Dundry Hill.

There are four pairs of crossed vertical transmit log periodics, with a horizontal receive log periodic pair pointing south east towards Mendip.

Backwell entered service on the 26th June 1981, with Channel 4 from February 1985. DSO was on the 24th March and 7th April 2010.

South east towards Dundry Hill. GWR broadcasts from the right hand of the two masts just visible centre left.

South west down the valley. Nailsea is the town on the right, Backwell the village on the left, both mid screen.

South west towards Nailsea and the Bristol Channel

South west towards Nailsea and Clevedon, with the BBC's MF station at Clevedon visible centre right.
The photo is taken end-on, hence it appears that there is only one mast

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