cumbo wrote:It was about 25 years ago
It was a Sunday
It was I think about Easter time
Was it not about 18 -19 years ago? It was definately Sunday as Eastenders had just started, about 2pm or there abouts.
The Glasgow area Necular sirens sounded for about 2 mins
I was living in Mount Florida area at the time.
I was living in Kingspark at the time.
The two police boxes in the area both had large sirens fitted and as far as I can rember the local Schools had one on on the roof
It was I think put down to an electrical fault.It only got a couple of lines in the paper the next day.It was early morning so I would think most people missed it.
I read somewhere that it was neds that broke into Castlemilk Police station and threw the switch at the control box? Anyone heard this rumour? The cops were obviously heavy sleepers
Well I shit myself!
And so did I
I know most of these sirens have been removed Can anyone remember this or the location of any old sirens??
There used to be one on top of a church on Aikenhed Road near to Castlemilk roundabout it's been gone for years the flat mounting plate ia all that is left. It was a kind of greenish verdis gris colour and you could see the red siren impellers, .
cumbo wrote:Pgcc ;the East Enders bit has thrown me . I'm sure we are talking 20+years here and I'm sure it was first thing in the morning.I had a paper run! Have tried all the usual sources but drawn a blank
DickyHart wrote:There was on on the clocktower at Stobhill Hospital.
When they built these sirens surely they would have to have tested the sytem at some point?
turbozutek wrote:Complete information on how the system works:
I think the sirens could be run at full speed with a blanking plate over the siren head - no air throughput = no noise!
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