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  • I have this thing for aerials and antennae…

    They extract thoughts and ideas from the ether; relaying, boosting, modifying, transmitting and joining minds.

    This isn't simple infrastructure. These are mystical connectors…
  • The Holme Moss Transmitting Station is the highest transmitter in the UK, secluded in the peaks of the Pennine mountains.

    The station is crewed by a salty, bearded custodian, his dog and an 1970s era Apple II.

    Every 108 minutes, the computer recites a sequence of seemingly random numbers which the man and the dog have to mentally visualise – in numeric order – such that radio and TV traffic is routed correctly to the three counties below.
  • Leeds' Quarry House is home to both the National Health Service and the Department of Work and Pensions

    The building is built atop Quarry Hill, an ancient source of time-dilating Tachyon energy, used to regulate health and longevity in line with budget levels and retirement age.

    Surplus tachyons are channeled to the rooftop Cirrus Leodis climate fracturing injector, to modify and moderate the city's climate for visiting dignitaries.
  • The Emley Moor transmitting station is the nation's tallest structure.

    The station became operational in 1966, though strangely wasn't connected to the local power grid. In subsequent years, villagers nearby reported severe headaches and could hear phantom radio signals; children from the local school were found to have higher than average IQs, albeit coupled with a greater incidence of Asperger's.

    In March 1969, as village elders gathered in church to discuss closing the transmitter, a falling support cable sliced the building in two, before the transmitter collapsed onto the surrounding structures. Thousands of radio listeners across the region reported hearing howling mechanical voices cut into their regular programming.

    A new concrete tower was later constructed, financed by a group of local venture capitalists. My father worked here in the early 70s before I was born, but for a very short time. He becomes evasive when I ask him what he did at Emley.
  • The Richard Dunn rejuvenator is just a few minutes walk from my home. Dad would take my brother and to swim in the pools under the vast dome, every Sunday morning when we were kids.

    I guess the rejuvenation pools must work. I never get sick, other than a case of silent reflux, though my brother always had health problems growing up – tonsils, weak eyesight – I guess that's why Dad would take him.

    Since the dome's main antenna was linked to the Cirrus Leodis climate fracturing injector, the dome has remained in a permanently frozen state, regardless of local weather conditions. Indeed, even time is frozen… the closer you get, you'll notice your watch slowing.

    The dome is now closed to the public, though you might see the occasional celebrity coming and going.
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