A large team was on hand to watch Margaret Emsley, Head of News at ITV Yorkshire, and the Society’s Deputy Chair, Geoff Walsh, unveil a plaque to commemorate 50 years of broadcasting by ITV in Yorkshire.


In pride of place, outside the reception of ITV’s studios on Kirkstall Road in Leeds, the stainless steel plaque was shrouded in a Yorkshire Flag before being revealed to ITV staff and visiting members of the Society.

First airing 29th July 1968, Yorkshire Television’s reach, until 1974, was primarily the historic county of Yorkshire and parts of neighbouring counties. Following a re-organisation in 1974 and since renamed ITV Yorkshire, the transmission area now extends to include Lincolnshire, northwestern Norfolk and parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Geoff Walsh, the Society’s Deputy Chairman said “We can all be very proud of the work produced by ITV in Yorkshire, and they have created some iconic programmes that have both entertained and informed us for 50 years,

“Let us congratulate them on a remarkable record and look forward to another 50 years’ of broadcasting achievement”.

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