THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY
Photos by David Foord, Bill Wright, Emma & Alan Cotterill and Simon Crees
|The Sudbury station, located at
Workhouse Green, some 3 miles to the south of the town of Sudbury in
Suffolk, was built to provide UHF coverage to those parts of East Anglia
where reception of signals from Tacolneston and Sandy Heath would be
poor. As it happens, reception of Sudbury is also possible in parts of
The station opened, transmitting BBC2 from 10-Nov-1968, with BBC1 and ITV added on or around 18-Nov-1970.
With the advent of digital television a second mast, Sudbury B, has been added to the site.
Power and frequency limitations currently mean that two channels are used from Sudbury B for the ITV Digital multiplex. Coverage is still unsatisfactory though. The coastal towns to the south-east cannot in general receive the multiplex reliably, if at all. This is despite these areas mostly having clear line-of-sight to the mast, which is only about 35km away.
In these wide shots Sudbury A is on the right and Sudbury B on the left