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Re: Bombed Birkenhead [Re: Dava2479] #1081437
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Re: Bombed Birkenhead [Re: bert1] #1081439
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Upon reading this I was looking up sounds of the bombs from the war (I didn't know they whistled) and came upon this video of the old air raid sirens....




This is quite a haunting sound, very eerie, cannot imagine what it was like with bombs whistling through the air and the sound of the devastation and destruction all around.

Strange enough and i'm being totally honest here, yesterday (Wednesday 6th January 2021) at 10am sharp for about 30 seconds I heard these sirens. They were faint but very clear.

Did anybody else hear them?

Re: Bombed Birkenhead [Re: bert1] #1081440
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Yes, I heard the siren as well, I thought it was coming from around Cammel Lairds but couldn't be sure.


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Having survived the blitz, for many years after the war if I heard a siren of any sort my scalp used to prickle as though my hair was trying to stand on end .

Re: Bombed Birkenhead [Re: _Ste_] #1081455
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Originally Posted by _Ste_
Strange enough and i'm being totally honest here, yesterday (Wednesday 6th January 2021) at 10am sharp for about 30 seconds I heard these sirens. They were faint but very clear.


Managed to confirm that Cammell Laird test their siren the first Wednesday of the month.


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Re: Bombed Birkenhead [Re: bert1] #1081457
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Re: Bombed Birkenhead [Re: diggingdeeper] #1081473
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Originally Posted by _Ste_
Strange enough and i'm being totally honest here, yesterday (Wednesday 6th January 2021) at 10am sharp for about 30 seconds I heard these sirens. They were faint but very clear.


Managed to confirm that Cammell Laird test their siren the first Wednesday of the month.


Strange, not heard it before, must be with the lack of traffic on the roads.

Thanks

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