I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. Every Monday morning at 10am, a banshee wail howls out over Broadmoor Hospital. Broadmoor Hospital is in the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire and was founded in 1863, when it was named Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Classification: Officialdom > Non-verbal signals Recording date: 5 May 2008 Description: Weekly test of a siren forming part of the Broadmoor maximum security hospital warning system, carried out each Monday at 10am. The Victorian hospital in Crowthorne, run by West London Mental Health Trust, is undergoing a £242 million redevelopment and these community sirens do not appear to be a feature. Broadmoor has been saved as your Local News location Close + 5 miles + 10 miles + 20 miles + 30 miles. In late 2019 a newer siren was installed in an unknown location on the hospital grounds. 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Broadmoor Hospital is to decommission its community sirens and instead use the more 'reliable' methods of Twitter and TV news to keep the public safe. The hospital's catchment area consists of four National Health Service regions: London, Eastern, South East and South West. It is an electronic siren. Increase your radius to see more recent local stories. The siren is located off Holt Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire. The last time the Broadmoor Sirens were activated because of an escape was in 1991, although they were activated in 1993 because of an attack at the hospital. In July 2014 the sirens were set off in the early hours by an electrical storm. We are located in Howell, MI but serve the majority of Michigan and Toledo. BROADMOOR ESCAPE SIRENS (you can see the shutters clearly) {{Beware: LOUD VIDEO! Technical guff: Soundtrack taken from video footage posted on YouTube. Future. Recorded by: Andrew Pollard Broadmoor plans to axe escaped prisoner warning siren and rely on TV and Twitter alerts by 2018 Save High security psychiatric hospital will stop using sirens Credit: PA From former Sandhurst resident Barry When I went to the old Scotland Hill Primary school between Little Sandhurst and Sandhurst there was a siren situated in the corner of our playground. The Broadmoor siren was mentioned in the song, released as a single "sound of the suburbs" by the new wave band "The Members" around 1978/79. The Broadmoor Sirens are a series of thirteen warning sirens based in towns and villages surrounding Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire, England. Broadmoor siren test by London Sound Survey. Klaxon stopped manufacturing these sirens after the Cold War. SIREN H - Sandhurst - Lambourne Close - REMOVED. 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[5], The last time the Broadmoor Sirens were activated because of an escape was in 1991, although they were activated in 1993 because of an attack at the hospital. Siren G, BROADMOOR ESCAPE SIRENS working perfectly!! The new siren will that has been installed within the new facility is 'silent' tested on a Monday morning. An inmate had escaped. In 2014, the Bracknell siren was activated accidentally during an electrical storm. Despite being tested every Monday at 10am the sirens haven't sounded in earnest since 1993. It was reported on 2 June 2016 that the hospital plans to have twelve (possibly all thirteen) sirens scrapped by 2018 in favour of escape alerts via the internet and Twitter. Straffen had a history of mental illness and was sent to Broadmoor after he strangled two young girls in Bath in 1951. They were first installed in 1952 and are based on air raid sirens with the intention of warning residents living near the high-security psychiatric hospital of an escaped patient. Broadmoor Global Security offers comprehensive security services to companies, organizations and individuals in any setting, private or public. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. Following a consultation in 2014 and 2015 with local parish councils and Bracknell Forest Council's oversight and scrutiny committee it was agreed the community sirens would be decommissioned. [4] The thirteen satellite sirens are due to be decommissioned during 2018, with one siren remaining in the hospital grounds. ... Napper could have been stopped before he hurt or murdered anyone else. Therefore,the new siren will be sounded every Monday at 10am from Monday 21 October 2019 until Monday 2 December 2019. Broadmoor Siren's Sound Depending upon your browser and its settings, the siren sound may play as a background sound to this page. The sound was recorded during the weekly test at 10 am on Monday morning. {{Beware: LOUD VIDEO!}}. 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