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BBC sound effects 1940–86

In 2018, the BBC made freely available for non-commercial use around 16,000 of its sound effects recordings. A few hundred come from known locations around the UK, and most of those have been presented here in a sound map. All recordings © BBC.

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Wisbech market square  4:07

BBC DESCRIPTION: Small town market square: footsteps, voices, street sweeping, traffic. Rec. Wisbech, Cambridge, 1979. Technical note: for use at low level.

Queen's College clock  0:45

BBC DESCRIPTION: Queens College clock striking twelve o'clock.

Trinity College clock  0:38

BBC DESCRIPTION: Trinity College clock striking twelve o'clock.

Jesus College clock  0:31

BBC DESCRIPTION: Jesus College clock striking twelve o'clock.

Caius College clock  0:52

BBC DESCRIPTION: Caius College clock striking twelve o'clock.

Trinity and St John's College clock  1:03

BBC DESCRIPTION: Trinity and St John's College clock striking twelve o'clock. Trinity clock strikes a second time for St. John's College.

Christchurch College clock  1:04

BBC DESCRIPTION: Christchurch College clock striking twelve o'clock.

Christ's College clock  0:42

BBC DESCRIPTION: Christ's College clock striking twelve o'clock.

Magdalen College Chapel bells  6:33

BBC DESCRIPTION: Magdalen College Chapel bells, change ringing, Stedman Caters.

St Mary the Virgin's Church bells  2:59

BBC DESCRIPTION: Church bells: half-muffled bells starting and pealing. St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire.

St Mary and St Andrew's bells  3:26

BBC DESCRIPTION: Exterior, 5 bells rung at random in pre-Reformation style. St. Mary and St. Andrew's Church, Whittlesford, Cambs, 1982.

St Andrew's Church bells  3:26

BBC DESCRIPTION: Exterior, 3 bells rung at random in pre-Reformation style, with birdsong. St. Andrew's Church, Toft, Cambs, 1982.