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Bromley High Street 4:52
Time, date and weather: 12.30 pm, Saturday 16th September 2017. Overcast, 15°C, wind 8 mph.
Description: Starting at the junction of Bromley High Street and Market Place. A man clears his throat and spits; voices and cries of passersby; a bus passes along Market Place; children bang bongo drums next to a charity display depicting Ghanaian village life; two fruit-and-veg stallholders raise their cries; a young child wails; footsteps; another fruit-and-veg stallholder calls out; rustle of carrier bags; recorded music from stalls; stallholders address their customers; clatter of cookware and sizzle of food from a stall with a small seating area; a fruit-and-veg stallholder near the junction with Ethelbert Road advertises grapes; traffic noise grows louder.
Comments: At the time of recording, a Salvation Army brass band had just finished playing about halfway along Bromley High Street and were packing up their instruments.