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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One o'clock gun 0:23
BBC DESCRIPTION: Edinburgh 1 o'clock gun fired, with traffic.
Edinburgh tram 1 0:37
BBC DESCRIPTION: Edinburgh tram, exterior, approach and passing with bell.
Edinburgh tram 2 0:26
BBC DESCRIPTION: Edinburgh tram, exterior, pass with bell, crosses points and stops.
St Cuthbert's Church bells 3:02
BBC DESCRIPTION: Church bells ringing. St. Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh.
Cafe Royal 1:21
BBC DESCRIPTION: Cafe Royal, Edinburgh. Very busy Saturday night atmosphere.