I was woken up this morning by a telephone call from the BBC West Midlands. Did I know anything about the 'Frankley Grunt'? ..they asked me. I tried not to laugh. For some reason 'Frankly Mr Shankly' by The Smiths went through my head. I did my best to say something intelligent, and somehow agreed to give an interview on the subject this lunchtime. The nice BBC lady said that she would email me the details, and I went back to sleep with Prudence snoring in my ear.
This is the story:
I heard some very strange noises around the Great Park / Frankley area when I was up very late a few nights ago and others have reported to us that they have too. It seems to be in the early hours of the morning, between around 1.30-3.30am, and has been happening for a couple of weeks now.
Dawn Cotterill said on Facebook: “Has anyone got any idea what the “noise” is around Frankley that keeps waking me up at 2.30 every morning. 2 weeks ago I thought it was a helicopter in the distance, it sounds like some kind of machinery and is now officially driving me mad.”
The big question is: what the bloody hell am I going to say in my interview?