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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 YORKSHIRE

Wakefield Cathedral bells  3:01

BBC DESCRIPTION: Wakefield Cathedral bells ringing.

St Michael's Parish Church bells  2:14

BBC DESCRIPTION: Exterior, 7 bells poorly rung, ringing ends, with birdsong and occasional traffic. St. Michael's Parish Church, Mytholmroyd, 1981.