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Sound recordings featuring Waddon and Croydon

The Wandle Waddon Ponds. Location: Waddon Ponds near Mill Lane. Description: Calls of ducks and geese close by as they splash in the pond, children yell in the mid-distance, a motorbike and other traffic on Mill Lane. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 August 2011. Time of day: 5pm.

North End Croydon. Location: Walking along North End towards West Croydon. Description: Busy pedestrianised shopping street ambience with voices of passersby, squeaking sounds made by an unhappy-looking person dressed as a clown, a tram bell at the end. Duration: 2:30. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 27 November 2010. Time of day: 3pm.

Man throws pots at drunks. Location: Croydon High Street Description: *Contains strong swearing* Croydon town centre has a large number of bars, where people get noisily and often aggressively drunk at weekends. Here, at the end of the High Street where the tram tracks head down the hill, we hear the sound of an annoyed resident in a 3rd-floor flat throwing plant pots and random objects down at drunk men, who shout back as their women look on. Duration: 2:29. Recorded by: Dave Pape. Recording date: 17 March 2006. Time of day: Not known.

Castrate their balls. Location: Church Street, Croydon Description: Two women and a man walk along Church Street. The women discuss how animals are castrated while the man struggles to hold his own with his companions. Duration: 0:54. Recorded by: Dave Pape. Recording date: 30 August 2004. Time of day: Not known.

Beddington dusk. Location: Near Beddington sewage farm, south London. Description: "Recorded at dusk in woodland beside Beddington sewage farm in Greater London, towards the end of the recording a Little Owl passes closes by." – Genghis Attenborough Duration: 2:39. Recorded by: Genghis Attenborough. Recording date: 10/3/2007. Time of day: Dusk.

TQ 3231 6551. Location: West side of the High Street, Croydon, near the junction with Park Street. Description: A busy high street with the sounds of traffic, footsteps and the conversation of passers-by. Further away, people sit outside a pub and talk. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 22 April 2009. Time of day: 4.15pm.

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