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DAYTIME SOUNDMAP RECORDINGS

Sound recordings featuring Palmers Green, Edmonton, and Tottenham

Wishaw Walk N13 February. Location: Wishaw Walk footpath off Elvendon Road, north London. Description: Constant hum from an electricity substation close by, birdsong, distant traffic, a car door slams in the mid-distance, a train rushes past on the line to the east. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 12 February 2015. Time of day: 1.35pm.

Tottenhall Sports Ground N13 February. Location: West side of Tottenhall Sports Ground, north London. Description: Distant traffic, cries of gulls, birdsong. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 12 February 2015. Time of day: 2.30pm.

Pymmes Brook N13 February. Location: By Pymme's Brook south of Millicent Grove, north London. Description: Trickling of Pymme's Brook, birdsong, crows caw, distant traffic, faint airplane drone, sounds of activity from nearby allotments, a man coughs loudly. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 12 February 2015. Time of day: 2.10pm.

Chequers Way N13 February. Location: Chequers Way opposite the Arla dairy, north London. Description: Constant noise of machinery from the dairy, traffic passing close by, noise of milk tankers. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 12 February 2015. Time of day: 2pm.

Beech Road N11 May. Location: Beech Road by the railway line, Bowes Park, north London. Description: A couple walk past along an alleyway flankiing the railway line, a train engine idles, birdsong, faint traffic and aircraft drone, a householder puts rubbish in a bin. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 1 May 2013. Time of day: 2.40pm.

Green Lanes N13 May. Location: Green Lanes by the junction with Princes Avenue, Bowes Park, north London. Description: Traffic, men's voices, a woman's voice and footsteps as she passes, music from vehicles, a car door is slammed. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 1 May 2013. Time of day: 3.10pm.

Fairbrook Close N13 May. Location: Fairbrook Close off Princes Avenue, Palmers Green, north London. Description: A vehicle pulls away, voices of men on the other side of the street, hammering, aircraft drone, birdsong. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 1 May 2013. Time of day: 3.15pm.

Bowes Road N13 May. Location: Bowes Road section of the North Circular by the New River, Bowes Park, north London. Description: Constant, heavy traffic passing along the North Circular/Bowes Road. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 1 May 2013. Time of day: 2.50pm.

Belsize Avenue N13 May. Location: Belsize Avenue, Bowes Park, north London. Description: Loud birdsong in a residential street, swifts are heard briefly, occasional traffic, a power tool buzzes in the mid-distance. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 1 May 2013. Time of day: 3pm.

Tottenhall Road N13 May. Location: Tottenhall Road by the junction with Wolves Lane, Palmers Green, north London. Description: Loud traffic close by, faint voices of people sitting outside a pub opposite, a woman and her child walk past. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 1 May 2013. Time of day: 3.20pm.

Pymmes Brook Tanners End. Location: Tanners End Lane, Edmonton, north London. Description: Loud rushing of Pymme's Brook as it passes beneath Tanners End Lane, passing traffic on Silver Street, faint birdsong. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 6 January 2012. Time of day: 1pm.

New River Palmers Green. Location: Immediately north of Oakthorpe Road, Palmers Green, north London. Description: Traffic, children play outside a small mosque, birdsong, airplane drone, in a back garden a mastiff begins barking. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 3 September 2011. Time of day: 3.40pm.

Pymmes Brook Bowes Park. Location: Bowes Park north of Bowes Road, north London. Description: Water rushes from a drain into Pymme's Brook as it emerges from a tunnel beneath a railway line, faint birdsong. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 3 September 2011. Time of day: 3.25pm.

Wood Green Shopping City. Location: Inside Wood Green Shopping City, north London. Description: Sounds recorded while wandering around the ground floor of the shopping centre with adults' and children's voices, music from concealed speakers overhead, louder and busier ambience towards the end. Duration: 1:30. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 27 August 2011. Time of day: 4pm.

Wood Green tube night. Location: At the entrance to Wood Green tube station. Description: On the left channel, sounds of the tube station, including recorded classical music, there presumably to have a calming effect or drive away youths. On the right channel, sounds of traffic, music from cars and a pub opposite. Voices and footsteps of people passing in and out of the station. Duration: 1:24. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 12 December 2009. Time of day: 9pm.

TQ 3231 9205. Location: OS reference 3231 9205. End of Queensland Avenue, a residential street, around 400 feet due west of the grid point, which falls inside a fenced-off area of overgrown land. Description: A sparrow chirps close by throughout, faint sounds of activity in the street: a child's voice, hammering, and less distinct noises. Steady traffic noise from the North Circular and the A10, about a quarter of a mile away. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 20 March 2009. Time of day: 4.45pm.

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