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Daneville Road SE5 May. Location: Daneville Road near junction with Grove Lane, Camberwell, south London. Description: Birdsong, distant traffic, slamming of car doors in the street, voices of passersby, occasional passing vehicles, distant traffic on Camberwell Church Street. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 3.10pm.

Camberwell Church Street SE5 May. Location: Outside the library on Camberwell Church Street, south London. Description: Vehicles wait at a set of traffic lights close by before moving off, faint voices and footsteps of pedestrians. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 3.15pm.

Kimpton Road SE5 May. Location: Midway along Kimpton Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: Voices and footsteps of passersby, a door slams nearby, faint birdsong, helicopter drone growing louder, traffic on Camberwell Church Street in the mid-distance, an ambulance passes sounding its siren. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 4.20pm.

Butterfly Walk arcade SE5 May. Location: Inside the Butterfly Walk shopping arcade, Camberwell, south London. Description: Echoing voices of shoppers and schoolchildren inside the arcade, rumble of traffic passing along Denmark Hill. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 3.25pm.

Valmar Road SE5 May. Location: Valmar Road by the junction with Morna Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: Helicopter drone, voices of children and adults leaving a nearby primary school, faint birdsong, a distant siren, a car engine idles nearby. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 3.35pm.

Denmark Road SE5 May. Location: Beneath the railway bridge crossing Denmark Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: Loud noise of a train passing directly overhead, occasional traffic on Denmark Road, voices of people walking past on the other side of the road, cooing of pigeons roosting among the bridge's girders. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 3.45pm.

Baldwin Crescent SE5 May. Location: Midway along Baldwin Crescent, Camberwell, south London. Description: Birdsong, a moped passes, distant traffic and siren, a car door slams in the street followed by someone coughing, noise of raindrops, airplane drone. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 3.50pm.

Councillor Street SE5 May. Location: North end of Councillor Street, Camberwell, south London. Description: Traffic passing close by along Councillor Street and Redcar Street, music from a passing car, distant traffic on Camberwell New Road, a dog barks in the distance. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 4pm.

Wyndham Road SE5 May. Location: Wyndham Road near junction with Farmers Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: Loud siren at the start, voices of passersby, traffic passing close by along Wyndham Road and, further away, along Camberwell New Road, faint noise of raindrops. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 4.05pm.

Farmers Road SE5 May. Location: Midway along Farmers Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: Airplane drone, faint sound of rain, occasional vehicles and voices of passersby, more distant traffic and a siren, children's voices from a school playground, low machine noise from a nearby workshop. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 4.10pm.

Warham Street SE5 May. Location: Warham Street, Camberwell, south London. Description: Three schoolboys laugh and talk among themselves as they pass by, constant traffic on Camberwell New Road, airplane drone, birdsong, sounds of desultory activity from a nearby garage, faint noise of raindrops. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 4.20pm.

Grosvenor Terrace SE5 May. Location: Towards western end of Grosvenor Terrace, Camberwell, south London. Description: Distant sirens and traffic noise in background, birdsong, the noise of a power tool in the mid-distance, doors slam occasionally along the street, a man mutters to himself before putting a piece of litter in a bin, a woman calls out. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 8 May 2015. Time of day: 4.30pm.

Camberwell New Road SE5 November. Location: Camberwell New Road by junction with Camberwell Station Road, south London. Description: Loud, constant traffic passing along Camberwell New Road, airplane drone, a train passes along a viaduct close by, brief sound of a pneumatic drill, a man runs past. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 2.40pm.

Badsworth Road SE5 November. Location: Badsworth Road near junction with Comber Grove, Camberwell, south London. Description: Distant traffic and vehicles passing closer by, faint voices of children at play, airplane drone. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 2.45pm.

Warham Street SE5 November. Location: North end of Warham Street, Camberwell, south London. Description: Electronic beeps from a reversing lorry, distant traffic and siren, a constant hiss from a nearby workshop, a car passes, a woman's voice. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 2.55pm.

John Ruskin Street SE5 November. Location: John Ruskin Street 50 yards east from junction with Dale Road, Walworth, south London. Description: Fairly heavy traffic passing along John Ruskin Street, a cyclist goes by, a dog barks briefly, jingling of keys or change as a jogger runs past. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 3.10pm.

Grosvenor Terrace SE5 November. Location: Halfway along Grosvenor Terrace, Walworth, south London. Description: Adults' and children's voices, airplane drone, a man leaves his house and closes the door, a car revs and pulls away. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 3.15pm.

Urlwin Street SE5 November. Location: Halfway along Urlwin Street, Walworth, south London. Description: A woman talks and laughs as she walks on the opposite side of the street, airplane drone, an angle grinder or similar power tool in the distance, shuffling footsteps, a car passes. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 3.20pm.

Wren Road SE5 November. Location: Southern end of Wren Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: Airplane drone, voices of a a small child and her mother, traffic on Camberwell Church Street, footsteps of passersby, rustling of carrier bags. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 4pm.

Butterfly Walk SE5 November. Location: Butterfly Walk shopping arcade, Camberwell, south London. Description: Echoing voices of shoppers and pedestrians as they pass through Butterfly Walk shopping arcade, rustling of carrier bags, traffic on Denmark Hill from one end of the arcade, a vehicle with a siren passes. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 November 2013. Time of day: 4.05pm.

Coniston House SE5 July. Location: By Coniston House block of flats off Wyndham Road, Camberwell, south-east London. Description: Deep sound of a large-scale heating or air-conditioning vent, voices of children at play, indistinct adult voices. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 3.30pm.

Camberwell Green July. Location: Middle of Camberwell Green, south London. Description: Loud constant traffic passing along Camberwell Road and Camberwell Church Street, voices of children at play and of adults sunning themselves on the Green or walking across it. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 4.10pm.

Lowth Road SE5 July. Location: Middle of Lowth Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: Birdsong, aircraft drone, bass notes from music playing in a nearby flat, occasional passing traffic, children's voices, two men talk as they approach and walk by. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 3pm.

Hopewell Street SE5 July. Location: Hopewell Street near junction with Picton Street, Camberwell, south London. Description: Deep bass notes from music playing somewhere to the north, passing traffic, a child sobs as she walks by with her mother, indistinct voices, light aircraft drone. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 4.25pm.

Knatchbull Road SE5 July. Location: East end of Knatchbull Road under the railway bridge, Camberwell, south London. Description: Passing traffic, calls of pigeons and their fledglings nesting under the bridge, footsteps and voices of passersby, a man begins whistling loudly. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 3.15pm.

Warner Road SE5 July. Location: Near the junction with Crawford Road, Camberwell, south London. Description: A moped goes past, drilling sounds from a large building being renovated nearby, cars pass along the street, faint calls of swifts, voices heard briefly. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 3.05pm.

Lomond Grove SE5 July. Location: South end of Lomond Grove, Camberwell, south London. Description: Two men chat and laugh on the other side of the road, occasional passing traffic, helicopter drone. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 4.20pm.

Thompson Avenue SE5 July. Location: Next to the Blue Elephant threatre, Camberwell, south London. Description: Quiet street with occasional passing traffic, music plays from a car, a man speaks briefly as he helps an elderly friend across the road. Duration: 1:58. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 3.40pm.

Draycott Close SE5 July. Location: Off Edmond Street, Camberwell, south London. Description: Loud noises from a building site close by, including bulldozer and angle-grinder. A man calls out briefly, other less distinct voices. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 11 July 2013. Time of day: 4.35pm.

Peckham Rye station arcade. Location: In the small arcade connecting Peckham Rye train station to Rye Lane. Description: Preacher's voice coming from premises above a shop, footsteps and voices of passersby, rustling of plastic carrier bags, the bass end of music from somewhere. Duration: 1:30. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 28 November 2010. Time of day: Noon.

Doctors surgery SE11. Location: A doctors' surgery somewhere in the SE11 postal district. Description: Doctors' surgery ambience with voices of staff and waiting patients, distant slamming of doors, a brief announcement over a loudspeaker, crying and babbling of infants, occasional coughs. Duration: 3:19. Recorded by: Will Montgomery. Recording date: 2010. Time of day: Not known.

Atlantic Road Brixton. Location: Brixton station stairway, about forty feet above Atlantic Road. Description: Occasional vehicles passing along Atlantic Road below, voices and footsteps, a siren, traffic and faint shouts from Brixton Road further away. Duration: 1:42. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 6 February 2010. Time of day: 10pm.

Asda Old Kent Road. Location: Asda supermarket, Old Kent Road Description: Loud humming and fainter rattling from chiller cabinets next to the queue for the cigarettes-and-scratchcards counter. One of the cash tills sounds a warning tone when a staff member opens it up to unjam the receipt feed. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 10 January 2010. Time of day: 4pm.

Brixton afternoon. Location: Walking from Brixton Road, along Brixton Station Road, Pope's Road and Electric Avenue. Description: Market and crowd sounds recorded while walking through central Brixton on a Saturday afternoon. Duration: 6:34. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: May 2008. Time of day: 1:30pm.

Brixton Station. Location: Entrance to Brixton Undeground station, south London. Description: "At the time, Brixton station was a kind of micro-melting pot featuring a set of characters who collectively caused tumult and commotion on a daily basis. Some of them were known by names derived from the sounds they contributed to the local soundscape: the Biggie-Biggie man or the Incense man for example. These two were supported by an assortment of preachers from various Baptist and Pentecostal churches, market criers, ticket touts, Underground staff and others. Since the attempt at gentrifying the centre of Brixton things have become a lot less interesting. Leaving the station now, one is not greeted by the lively hustle and bustle, but by the sounds of cars and buses going past." – Matthias Kispert Duration: 2:22. Recorded by: Matthias Kispert. Recording date: 1999. Time of day: Not known.

By Oval tube station. Location: At the entrance to Oval Underground station. Description: A sports car accelerates away, station announcer's voice, speech of people going in and out of the Underground station, traffic. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 29 August 2009. Time of day: 10pm.

Beehive pub Brixton. Location: The Beehive pub on Brixton Road, central Brixton. Description: Ambience inside the Beehive pub on a Saturday night. The pub was fairly full, and the recording point was a few feet from the bar. Voices of male and female customers in animated conversation, loud laughter. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 22 August 2009. Time of day: 10pm.

Coldharbour Lane Brixton. Location: Walking eastwards along Coldharbour Lane from the junction with Brixton Road. Description: Traffic on Brixton Road, voice of a man standing outside KFC, voices of passersby, music from bars and clubs, a sack of ice is thrown onto the ground from the back of a van, music from a small shop. Duration: 2:40. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 22 August 2009. Time of day: 10.30pm.

Westmoreland Road flea market. Location: Westmoreland Road flea market, off Walworth Road Description: Traders begin to pack up for the day at Westmoreland Road flea/junk market. Sounds of traders' and customers' voices, tubular-framed stalls being dismantled, and music from a stall selling old cassette tapes. Duration: 1:55. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 9 August 2009. Time of day: 12.30pm.

TQ 3231 7688. Location: OS grid reference TQ 3231 7688. Medlar Street, near junction with Camberwell New Road. Description: A police car speeds along Camberwell New Road with its siren blaring, a magpie makes its rasping call from a tree, loud music from a passing car, traffic noise, and faint voices in the street. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 30 May 2009. Time of day: 6.15pm.

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