Air-raid alert! Campaign launched to bring back the siren

The administrator of a local history group specialising in World War Two and how it affected our town has launched a campaign to raise funds in order to bring back the siren.

This siren, which stood as a sentinel of times-gone-by at the top of Briers Avenue was removed about 18 months ago by an un-named group of individuals who had negotiated with the council to take ownership of it.

The old siren.

The siren was originally one of many that alerted the town of air raids during WW2 and was re-purposed in the 1950s as a nuclear warning siren, hence possibly its survival.

Stuart Davis, the administer of the facebook group Sussex at War has now launched a campaign to buy back this siren – the go fund me page just Click this link to donate.

Once sufficient funds have been raised, it is the intention to donate the siren to the museum or possibly get it back into full working order and install it in one of the town’s many parks and/or gardens.

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4 thoughts on “Air-raid alert! Campaign launched to bring back the siren

  1. What was the red siren used for on top of the pole Diamond rd /Blackman Avenue, dont recall if its still there haven’t been that way for a while.

  2. Probably as a Fire Siren. Many were used to call out volunteer brigades prior to the pager or mobile ‘phone era.

  3. The Briers Avenue siren has been fully restored and tested and currently resides at the museum at the Brede Waterworks

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