A civic appeal to ensure synchronised observance of the two minutes' Silence on Armistice Day was issued in Manchester this week.
It points out that in past years the Silence has been " somewhat marred by the sounding of hooters, sirens, bens, whistles, and other sound signals."
To prevent another repetition of these circumstances, the Lord Mayor suggests that all signals should be made at 10.58 a.m. and cease at 10.594 a.m.—thus giving warning that the Silence is approaching.
The actual beginning of the Silence will be announced at 11 o'clock by one bell stroke of the Town Hall clock, and at the end of the two minutes another stroke will be sounded.
Hope is expressed that this arrangement will be rigidly observed, and that, as an additional safeguard, all clocks will be synchronised with the Town Hall.