Beverley Brook Priests Bridge. Location: Priests Bridge off Upper Richmond Road, Barnes/Mortlake. Description: Loud rushing sound as part of Beverley Brook is diverted to a tunnel running beneath the Halfway House pub on Priests Bridge, passing traffic. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 12 November 2011. Time of day: 4.40pm.
Beverley Brook Barnes. Location: Rectory Road, Barnes, southwest London. Description: Whine of jet engines as an airplane flies overhead yowards Heathrow, sound of the wind rustling foliage, birdsong. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 Septemver 2011. Time of day: 3pm.
Kew Gardens conservatory. Location: Kew Gardens palm house conservatory, south-west London. Description: Loud hissing from plant misters which quickly subsides, then constant dripping of water onto plant leaves all around. Duration: 1:08. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 6 February 2010. Time of day: 9.40am.
TQ 2043 7688. Location: OS grid reference TQ 2043 7688. Cavendish Road, overlooking the Westminster University sports ground. Description: Continuous sound of distant traffic, a motorbike engine from closer by, a cricket match is in progress on the sports ground, with clapping and cries from the players. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 30 May 2009. Time of day: 2pm.
Brentford Steam Museum. Location: Brentford Steam Museum, near Kew Bridge Description: Recordings of different stationary steam engines at the museum, edited and cross-faded. First, a Hathorn Davey rotating engine, built in 1910 in Leeds, then the sound of steam escaping from a pipe join on the Grand Junction 90-inch engine. Last, a recording from the small engine section of the museum, with a Beck & Co Three-Throw water pump most prominent. The burping, grunting sound in the background is made by an Easton & Amos rotating engine, built in Southwark in 1863. Duration: 1:48. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 22 February 2009. Time of day: Early afternoon.
Kew Gardens. Location: Prince of Wales conservatory, Kew Gardens Description: In the tropical plants section of the Prince of Wales conservatory are heard: visitors' voices, running water from a stream, water dripping from a miniature waterfall, and the hiss of an overhead plant mister. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 February 2009. Time of day: Around noon.
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