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    Default 'Air-raid' siren, South Liverpool.

    Hello folks. This morning I was woken up at arount 8:50 in my Wavertree flat by what sounded like an Air attack warning. Does anybody know what this sound is? When I lived in Garston, it was much more audible, and was heard on pretty much a daily basis. I was actually quite surprised to hear it this morning, and it set my mind racing.

    It wasn't particularly loud in Wavertree, but as I am a notoriously light sleeper, it was still enough to wake me up. I used to assume it was the container crane on the sidings in Garston, but doubt it could be heard from such a distance.

    Could anyone out there shed some light on what it may be, if it is indeed the same noise I'm hearing?

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    Hello Bunnyman

    As you see above, there has already been discussion of this phenomenon, so I moved your enquiry to this thread.

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    Cheers Chris.

    That's really weird. I put the words 'air raid siren' into the search function to see if it had been discussed before, and the only thread to pop up was about Church Street.

    Don't know what happened there...
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    Hi Bunnyman et al.

    Got it fixed now! Actually you might not have found the original chat on the topic because it was in the "Introductions" area under "Driving Me Mad" so I am glad to now give the thread a more appropriate title and add your enquiry to the thread.

    I am not sure though that anyone has come up with the answer as to where the siren is coming from. As you probably saw above, Kev thought it might even be coming from across the Mersey, and so it seems Ellesmere Port might be a possibility. Anybody else have any further thoughts on the matter?

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    Never heard no sirens In Wavertree?
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    Is there any 'flood alert' sirens on the river does anyone know ?

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    I'd hear a food alert siren If their was one though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Bunnyman et al.

    Got it fixed now! Actually you might not have found the original chat on the topic because it was in the "Introductions" area under "Driving Me Mad" so I am glad to now give the thread a more appropriate title and add your enquiry to the thread.

    I am not sure though that anyone has come up with the answer as to where the siren is coming from. As you probably saw above, Kev thought it might even be coming from across the Mersey, and so it seems Ellesmere Port might be a possibility. Anybody else have any further thoughts on the matter?

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    Hi all

    I asked me 86-year-old Mum if she remembered the morning siren in Garston. She used to live on Inwood Road in Garston when she was a girl. She didn't remember the siren but she did remember a sound that used to come from the Bryant and May factory on Speke Road on a Saturday, that she called "The Midday Cow" and that she said signaled the knocking off of the matchstick workers. Anybody else remember that?

    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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    Moved to Aigburth just over a year ago - Have heard this regularly; thought I was imagining things. Nice to know I'm not mad

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    Hi,

    I walk to st Michaels station every morning and here this quite often arounf that time, has been wrecking my head as to what it is as well!!

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    i have never heard this noise!
    Has anyone contacted the council?

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    It'll be Kev's Mini with his Cherry Bomb exhaust

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