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50 years since Emley Moor mast collapse

It has been 50 years since one of the region's best known landmarks collapsed.

Emley Moor Mast Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Emley Moor transmission tower near Huddersfield came tumbling down on March 19, 1969 at 5.01pm.

What remained of the tower after it collapsed Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Adverse weather conditions and heavy ice caused the tower to fall, leaving Yorkshire without a television signal and a community in shock.

Here is a report from a young Richard Whiteley from our archives.