Thames wash at Erith. Location: By the river wall near Riverside Gardens, Erith. Description: Wash from ships passing along the Thames estuary laps against the river wall. Duration: 1:16. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 20 March 2011. Time of day: 3pm.
Dartford scrambler bikes. Location: Dartford Marshes, just east of the river Darent, overlooking the scrambler bike track. Description: Sounds of scrambler bikes ridden by kids and youths, tearing around a twisty, purpose-built dirt track. One lad whoops with excitement after his bike veers off course and comes to a halt. Duration: 2:19. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 October 2009. Time of day: Around 3pm.
Dartford clay pigeons. Location: On the south side of the Thames, overlooking the clay pigeon shooting range on the Dartford Marshes. Description: Loud pops and cracks from guns being fired at the clay pigeon shooting range. Echoes can be heard bouncing back across the Thames from a row of houses facing the river in Purfleet in Essex. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 October 2009. Time of day: Around 4pm.
TQ 5211 7688. Location: Slade Green Road industrial estate, by the junction with Freeland Way. Description: Birdsong, a machine like an angle-grinder starts up briefly some distance away, a vehicle drives past, air-conditioning equipment starts up at a nearby packaging plant. Airplane drone, a dog's barking and a child's voice are heard faintly towards the end. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 20 April 2009. Time of day: 1.00pm.
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