Siren makes history at exhibition

A flood warning siren removed from a Cambridgeshire town is to go on display as part of an exhibition celebrating the history of flood risk management.

The siren was one of two removed from Wisbech earlier this month.

Improvements made to flood defences in Wisbech since the 1980s mean that the sirens have not been used for more than 30 years, the Environment Agency said.

The exhibition can be seen at West Marsh Road, Pinchbeck Marsh, Spalding, from 9 May until 9 September.

The siren will be mounted on a plinth and will be available to view along with a description at the exhibition hosted by the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.

Trevor Purllant, chairman of Welland and Deepings IDB, said: "This siren is part of our heritage and will form an important part of the museum's exhibition.

"Many people will remember the sirens being sounded to warn of flooding in the Fens, but as technology moves on it is important to move with it."

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