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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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HERTFORDSHIRE

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.