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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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WEST COUNTRY

Exmoor atmosphere  6:30

BBC DESCRIPTION: Moorland: Exmoor, June, chaffinch, redpolls, distant cuckoo, cattle, sheep. 1979.

West Country market 1  6:35

BBC DESCRIPTION: General west country market atmosphere with speech. Under cover.

West Country market 2  6:29

BBC DESCRIPTION: General west country market atmosphere with speech. In the open.

West Country cattle auction  3:20

BBC DESCRIPTION: Auctioning cattle at west country market.

West Country pig auction  6:39

BBC DESCRIPTION: Auctioning pigs at west country market with general atmosphere.