Foxes playfighting at night. Location: Avignon Road, Brockley, south-east London. Description: Two juvenile foxes playfight in the street at night, seemingly unconcerned by my presence about 15 yards away. They were eventually fled at the sight and sound of a passing car. Duration: 2:09. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 2 July 2014. Time of day: 2am.
Telegraph Hill Park. Location: South end of Telegraph Hill Park near Kitto Road, New Cross. Description: Sounds of a small park recorded on a weekday afternoon. Footsteps, voices of children at play, a bus heads uphill along Jerningham Road, a baby begins crying. Duration: 3:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 24 July 2014. Time of day: 2.30pm.
Al Ayaan coffee bar Peckham. Location: At the back of an indoor market off Rye Lane, Peckham. Description: Voices of customers sitting nearby, two members of staff work behind the coffee bar, sound of the espresso machine. Duration: 1:55. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 31 January 2013. Time of day: 3pm.
Ravensbourne Elverson Road. Location: Near Armour Way and Elverson Road DLR station, Lewisham. Description: Faint trickling of the Ravensbourne, clattering of wheels as a DLR train approaches and stops at Elverson Road station, faint voices, distant traffic. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 23 July 2011. Time of day: 1:10pm.
Ravensbourne Deptford Bridge. Location: By Deptford Broadway underneath Deptford Bridge DLR station. Description: Loud sound of traffic passing with individual vehicle engines prominent, airplane drone, grinding of wheels of a DLR train as it approaches Deptford Bridge station. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 23 July 2011. Time of day: 12:50pm.
Ravensbourne Deptford Creek. Location: Green Quay, Deptford Creek, south-east London. Description: Cries of gulls or terns, sound of a boat's engine on the Thames, faint footsteps and voices of passersby, a road-sweeping machine passes on the opposite side of Deptford Creek. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 23 July 2011. Time of day: 12.10pm.
Mysterious junction box Nunhead. Location: Junction of Gibbon Road and Oak Street, Nunhead. Description: Loud humming and rattling noise from a junction box. Faint footsteps heard briefly. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 29 April 2011. Time of day: 10.30pm.
Deptford market. Location: Deptford market, south-east London. Description: Saturday afternoon market atmosphere with music from stalls, voices of passersby and stallholders. Duration: 3:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 19 March 2011. Time of day: 1.30pm.
Brockley Barge Thursday night. Location: In the Brockley Barge pub, southeast London. Description: Busy pub ambience with general hubbub and more distinct voices closer by as a group of men discuss football. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 20 January 2011. Time of day: 9.30pm.
Laundrette Brockley. Location: Laundrette on Brockley Road, south-east London. Description: Three excerpts from a longer recording with sounds of washing machines, the spin dryer, and tumble dryers. Voices of staff and customers. Duration: 2:12. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 21 March 2010. Time of day: 2.30pm.
Car wash. Location: Sainsburys garage car wash, New Cross Gate. Description: Three extracts from a longer recording of a car wash cycle made, fortunately, from inside a car. Duration: 2:50. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 3 March 2010. Time of day: 3.45pm.
Rye Lane Peckham. Location: Walking south along Rye Lane from Peckham Rye station. Description: Weekday late afternoon on Rye Lane. A busker plays a guitar in the station, sounds of street cleaning vehicle, traffic, butcher's cleaver hitting a wooden block, music from shops, and passersby. Duration: 4:42. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: May 2008. Time of day: 4.30pm.
Greenwich foot tunnel. Location: Greenwich foot tunnel, passing under the Thames between Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs. Description: "Opened in 1902, Greenwich Foot Tunnel runs under the river Thames, connecting the Isle of Dogs with the borough of Greenwich. Its rounded diameter and tiled walls give it peculiar acoustics, which are being explored here by children imitating police sirens. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent." – Matthias Kispert Duration: 3:47. Recorded by: Matthias Kispert. Recording date: 2005. Time of day: Not known.
TQ 3627 7688. Location: OS reference 3627 7688. St James, a cul-de-sac off New Cross Road, opposite New Cross Gate station. Description: Constant background traffic noise from New Cross Road. Sounds of people walking past the student accommodation block on St James, a car pulls up and its occupants get out and talk. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 25 May 2009. Time of day: 2 pm.
Nunhead foxes. Location: Near the railway cutting east of Nunhead station. Description: A fox screeches every few seconds then, after a while, a second fox joins in. Sounds of vehicles passing over a road bridge and a continuous buzz from a nearby electricity sub-station. Duration: 1:26. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 9 May 2009. Time of day: Around midnight.
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