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Can Anyone Help Track Down This Hammer-Like Sound Ringing Across The City?

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Greetings. I'm in Upperthorpe and many nights I've been hearing a distant, repeating bang carrying across the city, I think coming from east of here. It's often really late, past midnight (that may just be because other city noises are quieter then). Others have heard the same thing - this page describes it and has a link to a recording. There's speculation there that it might be a forge drop hammer or similar. That would make sense. It's not all the time - it's actually been a while since I've heard it. I also heard it during the day recently as I was walking down Upperthorpe, it was definitely east-ish.

 

But someone nearer to it must know. I'm really hoping to actually track down exactly where it's coming from and what's making the sound. Has anyone got an ideas / leads / knows what it is? (I'm presuming it must be much louder for someone closer to it!) Maybe it's not as far as I think, could be in Neepsend, not further out...?

 

Cheers all.

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Its Forgemasters near the arena .

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I can remember hearing that kind of noise before moving house at least ten years ago. I would have rather been asleep than trying to work it out!

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In the forties and fifties the hammers of the steelworks could be heard all through the night as could the trains in the marshalling yards, all very comforting to a you lad back then.

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The hammers are across the valley from us, strange as it may seem, we don't hear them.

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