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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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LICHFIELD

Lichfield Cathedral bells 1  2:58

BBC DESCRIPTION: Lichfield Cathedral bells, twelve bells ringing.

Lichfield Cathedral bells 2  3:03

BBC DESCRIPTION: Lichfield Cathedral bells, ten bells ringing.

Lichfield Cathedral congregation  3:53

BBC DESCRIPTION: Congregation going to communion, Lichfield Cathedral: footsteps, shuffling, coughing and occasional whispered speech.