RE: [dundee-history] Mill Query
- Lisa, the mill hooter was also called the Bummer. I n some cases it was a steam whistle that sounded first thing in the morning then at twelve o clock noon the again at one o clock and again at five o clock. The first one usually eight o clock am was to tell the workers it was time to start work. The second was to tell them it was time to go to lunch (Dener Time) The next one was to tell them that it was time to return after lunch. the last one was the end of work for the day.
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:02:10 +0000
Subject: [dundee-history] Mill Query
Please could someone remind me what the local term for the mill 'hooter' was. I know that I know it but very annoyingly, the word just will not come to mind.
- Thank you, Alastair and David and also Ed. As soon as I heard it I remembered. I will use it in the story I'm currently working on.
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> Subject: [dundee-history] Mill Query
> > Please could someone remind me what the local term for the mill 'hooter'
> > was. I know that I know it but very annoyingly, the word just will not
> > come to mind.
> > Thank you
> > Lisa McSweeney
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