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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi all

    One other thing while I think about it. Does anyone remember -- or does it still occur -- the one o'clock gun? Maybe we need another thread? Ha ha.

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    I am pretty sure this doesn't occur anymore.
    There is a whole chapter about it in a whittington egan book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    I am pretty sure this doesn't occur anymore.
    There is a whole chapter about it in a whittington egan book.
    Hi Thanks, MissInformed

    Thanks for the information that Richard Whittington Egan wrote about the one o'clock gun. We have started a new thread on the topic of the one o'clock gun. Go to "Do You Remember the One O'Clock Gun?"

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    I was told that it was Laird's shipyard that sounded the siren. Having lived in Aigburth for 20+ years I have always heard it, even on the weekend. Strangely when I was in a flat off Lark Lane(late 70's) it used to sound at 8.30 but now it's at 8.45.
    There used to be another siren/whistle in or around Westminster Road,Kirkdale when I was growing up which was to let the workers know that they were late

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    The siren may have been set off as a prank.

    They were sometimes hand cranked so someone could have took it from a shed etc.


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    I'd love to know if anybody has an answer for this. I remember it as a teenager in the late 70s living near Aigburth Vale, and still hear it regularly near Penny Lane. I think it's a bit later nowadays too, used to be at 8.40 now about 10 minutes later, at one time I thought it was Vauxhall's over the water but I've got no evidence for this. Surely somebody on Yo must live close enough to know exactly where it is?
    Perhaps if we can all stick pins in a map a pattern will emerge?

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    It depends on traffic noise whether you hear it or not.
    I know somebody in The Elms who hears it regularly, but I live nearer Park Road, at the Chapel end, and because it's peak hour, I've never heard it.
    Yet, I'm still only 5 minutes walk away from The Elms.

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    I remember this too all around the Aigburth/Mossley Hill area. And I can't believe this thread has gone on this long and we haven't cracked what it is yet. We must all be slacking.

    As an aside, ISTR that there is a proper Air Raid Siren on top of what used to be the Barclays Bank in Aigburth Vale. Unusually for me, I can't remember how I know this. I just, er, do. Or think I do

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    Ok....

    My mate who has an Air Raid Siren occasionally likes to wind it up. He can be found just off Quarry Street in Woolton.

    (seriously!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    Ok....

    My mate who has an Air Raid Siren occasionally likes to wind it up. He can be found just off Quarry Street in Woolton.

    (seriously!)
    Is he a creature of habit?

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    Guess what ?




    I think we've managed with some help from Yvonne & Neil to locate the mystery of the siren , they're 99% certain of the location . ( Hello & welcome to you both if your looking in )

    Do you all want to carry on guessing ? or putting out of your misery ?
    It's not from over the water

    Luv Karen xx

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    I want to kill you for that post. I am desperate to know now.
    I'm not starting a Nark,
    Do you worship at ANFIELD or Goodiston park?

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    LOL ,

    It is in the area i thought it was , but not the place if that makes sense.

    Love Karen xx

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    your a tease.

    Where?
    I'm not starting a Nark,
    Do you worship at ANFIELD or Goodiston park?

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    He hee ,
    Sent ya a PM ,



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    I think we should be told!

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    I've been told that it's an alarm connected to Kev's wallet.
    I believe it only goes off once a day, normally when he's giving Mrs Kev some dinner money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    I've been told that it's an alarm connected to Kev's wallet.
    I believe it only goes off once a day, normally when he's giving Mrs Kev some dinner money.
    haha, very funny
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    the suspense is killing me - where is it?

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    so, now we're back online - are you going to spill the beans, gorgeous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunty J View Post
    There's a siren that sounds at 8.45am (every day - Sunday, bank holidays, Christms day.. the lot) in south Liverpool and it's driving me nuts trying to find out where it comes form. I've been told it could be Garston Tannery but that could be too far away but not impossilel with the wind in the right direction etc.

    PLEASE does anybody know where it come from!
    The local Fire Station used to sound off a siren once a week to test civil defence procedures. Dont know if they still do it. It's been 40 years since I last worked on a fire station

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    thanks, Tom Jones - this isn't a Fire Station, the siren goes off every day at 0845, and is audible across a large part of South Liverpool. Tens of thousands of people must hear it, and it's been this way for at least 30 years. And yet, NOBODY KNOWS WHERE IT COMES FROM. I, for one, find that spooky.

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    I heard this last week, and still do frequently. We're in Aigburth Vale. It's really weird. I'll probably hear it again in 10 mins time.

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    I don't how I missed this thread for so long. I too recall the many sirens and hooters that used to fill the air in Garston and South Liverpool as well. We lived in the tenements at Speke Road Gardens in the 50's and our day was dominated by the whistle/siren of Bryant and Mays. That would go off at about 0800 hours and it would trigger a tidal wave of Green and White,the white turbans and green overalls of the hundreds of women who poured across the road to work from the "Tennies". My mother and elder sister were part of that wave and it seemed to give life a sense of order,after that wave would come the sleepy headed crocodiles of schoolchildren dawdling their way to the many schools that kept them off the streets for the day until their Mums got home from work. Every time I saw Chigley on childrens T.V. I was reminded of our time in Garston.

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    Come on Gorgeous inform tpoo22 and put the poor member out of there misery.

    Only thing is Tpoo22 it actually opens up more questions.
    I'm not starting a Nark,
    Do you worship at ANFIELD or Goodiston park?

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    what questions, No-ones_Princess?

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    heard it again this morning - Sunday, and the clocks have gone back, but still went off at 8.45am.

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    Default that siren again

    i live off rose lane and heard it last week ive heard it off and on for 30 years now . id love to know where it came from ,asfar as i can remember this thing went off as i walked to work in the 70's at various times then down park avenue ,it seemed to be coming from the aiogbuth/garston area .iwas told by a local resident many years ago it was kelton .?? i dont hear it every day poss due to traffic and double glazing .does someone hear it every day?
    its almost a case for .tom slemen ........mystery siren .
    someone must live close to it . i saw one in an antique shop and if cranked it was LOUD, i wish id bought it now .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpoo22 View Post
    what questions, No-ones_Princess?
    Once gorgous tell you tpoo22 then next question is WHY ?
    I'm not starting a Nark,
    Do you worship at ANFIELD or Goodiston park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeous View Post
    Guess what ?




    I think we've managed with some help from Yvonne & Neil to locate the mystery of the siren , they're 99% certain of the location . ( Hello & welcome to you both if your looking in )

    Do you all want to carry on guessing ? or putting out of your misery ?
    It's not from over the water

    Luv Karen xx

    Are you ever going to tell?

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