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WATERWAYS SOUND MAP: GRAND UNION CANAL

Grand Union Hayes Town. Location: Just east of the Station Road bridge, Hayes Town, west London. Description: Faint voices from nearby flats overlooking the canal, aircraft drone, distant traffic, a coot calls. Date: 14 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Bulls Bridge. Location: East of Bulls Bridge by the Squirrels Trading Estate, near Hayes Town. Description: Constant droning and other industrial sounds from factories, a blast of steam being released under pressure. Date: 14 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union North Hyde. Location: Near Rosam Street, opposite North Hyde, west London. Description: Distant traffic, the wind stirs foliage, cooing of a wood pigeon, faint voices from nearby flats, traffic and hammering noise in the distance. Date: 14 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Norwood Top Lock. Location: Off Havelock Road, opposite Norwood Green, west London. Description: Trickle of water close by as it pours from a drain into the canal, louder rushing of water from the lock gates, indistinct voices of passersby. Date: 14 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Southall. Location: By the Grand Union Canal near Beaconsfield Road, Southall, west London. Description: Sound of a distant marching band with drum and brass instruments, traffic, the wind stirs nearby foliage, birdsong. Date: 14 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Brookside. Location: By a small sports ground north of Southall, opposite Brookside, west London. Description: Ducks splashing in the canal, a coot calls, voices of children and youths at play in the sports ground, distant traffic. Date: 13 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Western Avenue. Location: Beneath the Western Avenue bridge, Perivale, northwest London. Description: Loud noise of a barge's engine as it passes by, cooing and flapping of pigeons roosting beneath the road bridge. Date: 13 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Kelvin Industrial Estate. Location: By the Kelvin Industrial Estate, Greenford, west London. Description: Distant traffic with siren, clattering sounds and humming of machinery from nearby workshops, indistinct sounds from a radio. Date: 13 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Park Royal. Location: By the Abbey Road bridge, Park Royal, northwest London. Description: Loud honking and whistling of a geese as they swim close by on the canal. Date: 13 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Old Oak Common. Location: North of the Old Oak Common rail depot, near Wormwood Scrubs, west London. Description: Loud industrial sounds from the Old Oak Common rail depot, a train rushes past towards central London. Date: 30 June 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Harrow Road. Location: By the footbridge between Harrow Road and Kensal Road, west London. Description: Constant traffic on Harrow Road, music from a cafe by the canal, a man talks loudly on his mobile phone, sound of hammering in the distance. Date: 30 June 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Westway. Location: Under the Westway a short distance east of the Great Western Road, west London. Description: Constant, loud traffic from the Westway overhead, a curious hollow tone sounds briefly from 0:22, source unknown. Date: 30 June 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Grand Union Westbourne Green. Location: By Westbourne Green Open Space, west London. Description: Voices of children from Westbourne Open Space and of drinkers at The Waterway pub on the opposite side of the canal, birdsong, traffic passing along the Westway. Date: 30 June 2011. Duration: 1:00.

That concludes the list of recordings for the Grand Union Canal.

OTHER WATERWAYS SOUND MAP RIVERS AND CANALS

Rivers Beam and Rom. Beverley Brook. River Brent. River Hogsmill. River Lea. New River. Pymme's Brook. Rivers Quaggy and Pool. River Ravensbourne. Regent's Canal. River Roding. Silk Stream and Dollis Brook. River Wandle.

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