To stop the birds singing and the wind whistling


June 7, 1905
Yesterday, the question of Sunday music in the public parks of Liverpool was discussed at the City Council. A sarcastic resolution by Councillor Taggart, which, among other things, “favoured a measure to prevent birds singing and the wind whistling on Sundays,” was ruled out of order.
A serious resolution by Councillor Austin Harford, that, as an experiment, provision be made for Sunday music in the parks during the month of July, was discussed, but was rejected by 44 votes to 33.
(Manchester Courier: June 8, 1905)