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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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Wookey Hole cave  2:05

BBC DESCRIPTION: Cave, interior. Recorded at Witches Kitchen, Wookey Hole.

Evercreech Church bells 1  2:30

BBC DESCRIPTION: Church bells, ringing down in peals, ringing ends. Evercreech Church, Somerset.

Evercreech Church bells 2  2:52

BBC DESCRIPTION: Church bells, Grandsire Triples rung, ringing ends. Evercreech Church, Somerset.