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Wednesday 11 January 2012

Video of "Scrap Iron, Any Old Iron" - The Derby Scrap Man. Rag and Bone men with bizarre noise on Tannoy .

Here is a video I have just uploaded of some local Derby scrap men and their "Scrap Iron, Any Old Iron" noise on the Tannoy.

If your from Derby then I'm sure that at some point in the last few years you will have heard this very strange sound along your street. This guy and another scrap man drive around collecting scrap metal.
Looking on YouTube now I see this very same sound seems to be used by lots of scrap collection vans all over the UK.
Where on earth do they get the same sound from?

I've even heard this sound around Burton on Trent, Staffs.
The sound at the beginning of my video is from another scrap man that drove past in 2009.

My Video of Derby Scrap Men and their unique sound !

Video of Derby Scrap men.

Where have you heard them in Derby?



  1. These are a real nuisance, wandering down driveways and lifting whatever isn't screwed down

  2. They can regularly be found terrorising the northern Derby suburbs, Allestree and Duffield. It's not a very trust-inspiring tune, is it?

  3. They've just driven past my house. The noise nauseates me.