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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Stevenage shopping precinct 5:01
BBC DESCRIPTION: Shopping precinct: chatter, footsteps etc, wide perspective, Stevenage, April 1970.
St Albans Abbey bells 1 3:24
BBC DESCRIPTION: St. Albans Abbey bells, Erin Cinques, start into ringing.
St Albans Abbey bells 2 3:06
BBC DESCRIPTION: St. Albans Abbey bells, ringing down, bells stop.
St Albans Cathedral bell 0:53
BBC DESCRIPTION: St.Albans Cathedral, bell strikes 8.