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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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Wallsend shipyard 1  4:02

BBC DESCRIPTION: Shipyard: fabrication shed, exterior, general atmosphere on the berth. Wallsend, April 1985.

Wallsend shipyard 2  0:29

BBC DESCRIPTION: Shipyard: fabrication shed, interior, joiner's shop, vertical moulding machine. Wallsend, April 1985.

Wallsend shipyard 3  1:10

BBC DESCRIPTION: Shipyard: fabrication shed, interior, static machine grinder. Wallsend, April 1985.

Wallsend shipyard 4  1:19

BBC DESCRIPTION: Shipyard: fabrication shed, interior, caulking with pneumatic chipping hammer. Wallsend, April 1985.

Newcastle tram 1  2:32

BBC DESCRIPTION: Newcastle tram, exterior, run with trolley noise on wire. Recorded on top deck. Tram built 1903.

Newcastle tram 2  0:57

BBC DESCRIPTION: Newcastle tram, interior, leaving depot. Recorded on bottom deck. Tram built 1903.