Tuesday 14 February 2017

Radio Mast from ‘old’ Police HQ on the move

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The Radio Mast at the ‘old’ Police Headquarters is about to make its move to the new site, leaving the site free for the developers to start building houses which are already built and occupied on the main car park opposite the entrance to the old HQ.

The size of the crane which will lift the mast down is certainly spectacular & it’s worth a visit down Aykley Heads drive to see the final chapter in our former place of work.

If you haven't already seen this one before please click on this link which will take you to the vaults of the British Film Institute where you can watch the mast being erected on site (Obviously before the health & safety regs – have a look at 3m20sec, where a man in his vest pushes the mast into place !!) : http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-radio-mast-for-police-headquarters-aykley-heads-durham-1968/

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