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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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CHELTENHAM

Cheltenham steeplechasing 1  6:10

BBC DESCRIPTION: Cheltenham racecourse, general course atmosphere between races. Steeplechasing.

Cheltenham steeplechasing 2  0:20

BBC DESCRIPTION: Cheltenham racecourse, starter's voice and horses away, with P.A. system. Steeplechasing.

National Hunt racing 1  3:55

BBC DESCRIPTION: National Hunt racing, general course atmosphere with some bookmakers & papermen, chinks of coins. Recorded before 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

National Hunt racing 2  4:19

BBC DESCRIPTION: National Hunt racing, busy bookmakers with audible horses names, distant P.A. and distinct speech.