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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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HAMPSHIRE

Hampshire farm  3:48

BBC DESCRIPTION: Hampshire farm, early morning atmosphere.

Hampshire Downs sheep  4:07

BBC DESCRIPTION: Sheep, flock on Hampshire Downs.

Fawley Refinery waste gases  3:03

BBC DESCRIPTION: Fawley Oil Refinery, burning off waste gases.

Fawley Refinery polymerisation  3:03

BBC DESCRIPTION: Fawley Oil Refinery, polymerisation plant.

Fawley Refinery compressors  2:46

BBC DESCRIPTION: Fawley Oil Refinery, heavy duty compressors.

Fawley Refinery iso-flow furnace  3:04

BBC DESCRIPTION: Fawley Oil Refinery, iso-flow furnace in phenol plant.

Southampton foghorn  0:19

BBC DESCRIPTION: Southampton foghorn, two blasts. Period between signals should be 1m00s.

Thirty budgies in a shed  1:59

BBC DESCRIPTION: Thirty budgerigars in shed. Rec. Petersfield, Hants, 1986

Caged birds in a pet shop  1:04

BBC DESCRIPTION: Atmosphere in a small shop with caged birds. Recorded in a pet shop but suitable for an aviary. Rec. Petersfield, Hants, 1986.

Winchester Cathedral bells  3:01

BBC DESCRIPTION: Winchester Cathedral bells ringing.

Portsmouth vs Carlisle match 1  1:21

BBC DESCRIPTION: Football crowd reaction to goal in Second Division match. Recorded during Portsmouth v. Carlisle, 6th May 1985.

Portsmouth vs Carlisle match 2  0:20

BBC DESCRIPTION: Football crowd reaction to near miss during Second Division match. Recorded during Portsmouth v. Carlisle, 6th May 1985.

Portsmouth vs Carlisle match 3  2:30

BBC DESCRIPTION: Football crowd during Second Division match. Recorded during Portsmouth v. Carlisle, 6th May 1985.