One thing that marks out the Remembrance Day commemorations in Wrexham from the rest of the UK is the evocative sound of a WW2 air raid siren. However last year the siren failed to activate and the 2 minute silence proceeded as 2 minutes of, well, silence!

The good news is the siren has been completely renovated and repaired and has been put back in place on the outside of Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives on Regent Street. If all goes to plan the siren will be briefly tested on the morning of October 27th ready for the ceremony in Queen’s Square November 11th.

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Councillor David Griffiths, the Council’s Armed Forces Champion said ‘I am delighted that we have been able to get the siren repaired in time for this year’s commemorations, its distinctive sound adds an authentic feel to the ceremony and following the repair we can hopefully look forward to many years of its distinctive howl’

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