A database of several hundred historical descriptions and references to London's sounds. They're drawn mainly from primary sources such as autobiographies, diaries and statutes, as well as novels written around the times they depict.
Sound category: Political > Direct action and destruction of property
Title of work: Daily Mail
Type of publication: Newspaper
Author: Daily Mail
Year of publication: 1910
Page/volume number: 1 March 1910
Suffragettes go window smashing
From every part of the crowded and brilliantly lighted streets came the crash of splintered glass. People started as windows shattered at their side; suddenly there was another crash in front of them; on the other side of the street; behind – everywhere. [. . .] Meanwhile the shopping quarter of London had plunged itself into a sudden twilight. Shutters were hurriedly, the rattle of iron curtains being drawn came from every side.