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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:32 am 
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A question.


Do the sirens still sound at the town clock for the one o'clock time signal?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:00 am 
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No it just bongs once!!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:25 am 
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Darlo_Pete wrote:
No it just bongs once!!


No.

Not the clock, the siren that used to wail at one.

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grytters wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
No it just bongs once!!


No.

Not the clock, the siren that used to wail at one.


I've lived in Darlo for over 40 years and I've never heard a siren.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:46 am 
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There was a one o,clock siren. Stoped late 70s I think


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There is a facebook page "darlington as it looked" that would assist with this topic


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This is lifted from the D and S last year -- the clock is near the market right?

"THE strange contraption which loads of people spotted on the roof of Darlington Covered Market in Memories 279 was an air raid siren.

It was probably a hangover from the Second World War, but it was maintained throughout the Cold War so that it was ready to sound the Four Minute Warning when Russia had launched a nuclear ballistic missile.

To anyone who lived through the Second World War, or the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, its wail must have been truly terrifying. Those lucky enough to have been among the peacetime generation probably regard it as the quirky noise at the end of Dad’s Army.


From 1957 to 1992, the sirens were under the control of the UK Warning and Monitoring Organisation, although much of the ground work was done by the volunteers of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC)."

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grytters wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
No it just bongs once!!


No.

Not the clock, the siren that used to wail at one.


That was the old Cleveland Bridge works siren in Smithfield Road. I used to work there.

They moved to the new works in Yarm Road around about 1980/81 so that was why it stopped then.


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Thanks, people!

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I'm now working over at Stockton and there's a big whistle at 1pm, not sure what it represents or what makes the sound?


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