1: A Monarch aircraft landing at the airport, seen from Rawdon Cricket
2 - 6: March 2015 Views from the control tower taken by Kelly Chadwick on a visit to the
Image I472 has Yeadon Cemetery in the background, I473 looks across to
Cookridge where the water tower and communications mast can be seen.
was erected in the 1960s, the base is 192 metres above sea level and it is one
of 12 BT towers to be constructed of reinforced concrete.
During the Cold War
period of the 1950s a system of microwave radio links known as "Backbone" was
set up across the UK, because of their resilience to nuclear attack
communication would have been able to continue.
The Cookridge tower was one of
these links but the original purpose and technology were soon outdated.
still used by British Telecom (2015)
Images I474 / I475 show the entrance to Yeadon Cemetery on Cemetery
Road, Jet2 and Ryanair aircraft are also seen in the photos.