The village of Emley, located 7 miles east-south-east of Huddersfield town centre. It offers a unique blend of history and modernity.
Emley’s past industries in agriculture and mining of iron ore and coal have contributed to the village’s thriving economy in recent centuries, until the closure of the Emley Moor colliery in 1985. However, the village has transformed the colliery site into the Emley Moor Business Park, attracting businesses to set up their operations.
The village’s most recognisable feature is the UK’s tallest free-standing structure and listed building, the TV transmitter station, located about 1.5 miles away at Emley Moor. At 330m (1,084ft), the TV mast is taller than The Shard in London, making it a unique attraction.
Emley Moor is also a location for the annual Emley Show, one of the area’s top one-day agricultural shows, typically attracting over 10,000 visitors. It is usually held on the first Saturday in August each year.