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Set Your Clocks #1070837
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A one o'clock gun will be fired on Thursday 18th July 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the previous firing.

Please don't ask what time it will go off grin

It will be a field gun at Woodside ferry performing the event.


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Could it be One O'clock ?

Funny sort of nostalgic commemoration .


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Are you going DD ? Don't think I will be going to this one, maybe the next !


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Re: Set Your Clocks [Re: diggingdeeper] #1070856
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I'll try and make a point of listening for it if I'm in Merseyside, used to hear it when I was young as well as the Cammel Laird siren and a few others.

See ya at the centenary thumbsup


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Re: Set Your Clocks [Re: diggingdeeper] #1070860
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The gun was fired early!

Re: Set Your Clocks [Re: oldpm01] #1070861
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Originally Posted by oldpm01
The gun was fired early!


Only around here can something like that happen.

I completely forgot about, in any case I driving around the Bolton area at that time so wouldn't have heard.


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Unfortunately there was also the 46th anniversary where a One O'Clock was fired every day for a week from Fort Perch Rock, so this is really the 4th anniversary of the 46th anniversary.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

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We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
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Why can't we have it back permanently.

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Originally Posted by Moonstar
Why can't we have it back permanently.


Too many people whinge. Edinburgh still has theirs.


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Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Set Your Clocks [Re: oldpm01] #1070876
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Originally Posted by oldpm01
The gun was fired early!



Ha ! You couldn't make it up ..


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