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Sound recordings featuring Forest Gate and West Ham

Manor Park cemetery. Location: Middle of Manor Park cemetery, east London. Description: Faint traffic and cawing of crows, other bird calls, a train passes in the distance, airplane drone, the wind stirs nearby foliage. Duration: 1:30. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 September 2015. Time of day: 3.35pm.

Greenleaf Road E6 June. Location: Halfway along Greenleaf Road, east London. Description: Men's voices, sounds of building work inside a house immediately opposite the recording point, noise of a pressure washer cleaning a van in a garage, airplane drone. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 1.35pm.

William Morley Close E6 June. Location: Pathway between the backs of houses in William Morley Close, east London. Description: Children's voices in mid-distance, birdsong, airplane drone, banging sounds and adults' voices from the back of a house, distant traffic, a door slams. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 1.45pm.

Victoria Avenue E6 June. Location: East end of Victoria Avenue, east London. Description: Distant traffic, footsteps, a crow caws, men's voices in the street, a train passes in the distance, faint birdsong, a car passes. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 1.55pm.

Spencer Road E6 June. Location: Halfway along Spencer Road, east London. Description: Airplane drone, a car passes, faint voices and birdsong, a woodpigeon coos, distant traffic, footsteps heard briefly. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 2.05pm.

Grangewood Street E6 June. Location: Grangewood Street near junction with Grosvenor Road, east London. Description: Airplane drone, voices of children in a playground, passing traffic, a car engine idles, the wind stirs foliage, indistinct music. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 2.10pm.

Seldson Road E13 June. Location: Selsdon Road a short distance north of junction with Walton Road, east London. Description: Shuffling footsteps, distant traffic, a car approaches and comes to a halt before disgorging a woman whose voice is heard briefly, music from another passing car, brief birdsong. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 2.25pm.

Castle Street E6 June. Location: Castle Street, east London. Description: Loud noise of an aircon unit or fume extractor, constant traffic on Green Street, doors slam, a car drives past before returning the other way and letting two passengers out. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 2.35pm.

Cleves Road E6 June. Location: North end of Cleves Road, east London. Description: Distant traffic, faint birdsong, airplane drone, footsteps of a passerby, a man coughs, a child's voice heard faintly, clattering of dishes from a nearby flat. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 2.45pm.

Macaulay Road E6 June. Location: Midway along Macaulay Road, east London. Description: Birdsong, distant traffic, a repeated banging sound in the street, voice of a passerby. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 2.55pm.

Compton Avenue E6 June. Location: Compton Avenue near junction with Central Park Road, east London. Description: Airplane drone, traffic on Compton Avenue and Central Park Road, faint sounds of building work in mid-distance, footsteps of a passerby, music from a passing car. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 3.10pm.

Benson Avenue E6 June. Location: Benson Avenue near junction with Wilson Road, east London. Description: Voices and footsteps of passersby, constant traffic in distance, a child runs along the pavement, a car passes, a car door slams and the motor starts, intermittent birdsong, airplane drone. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2015. Time of day: 3.15pm.

Outside Stratford International station. Location: Outside Stratford International train station by the Westfield shopping centre, east London. Description: Footsteps of people hurrying to and from the train station, distant traffic, occasional bangs from a metal door or hatch being opened. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: % February 2014. Time of day: 8pm.

Priory Road E6 January. Location: South end of Priory Road, Newham, east London. Description: Constant traffic along Barking Road, an emergency services siren, occasional passers-by, a faint bell-like sound from somewhere, airplane drone, three boys ride their bikes along Priory Road, aiming for and squashing a cardboard box by the roadside. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 25 January 2014. Time of day: 2.50pm.

Hubert Road E6 January. Location: Hubert Road south of Clacton Road, Newham, east London. Description: Distant traffic, a constant machine noise in the mid-distance like that of an air compressor, faint birdsong, a family leave their house and get into a car. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 25 January 2014. Time of day: 2.15pm.

Geoffrey Gardens E6 January. Location: Geoffrey Gardens near junction with Haldane Road, Newham, east London. Description: Distant traffic, men's voices talking and laughing, birdsong, occasional cars passing along Haldane Road, a man walks past on the opposite side of the road. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 25 January 2014. Time of day: 2.35pm.

Clacton Road E6 January. Location: Clacton Road by junction with Boundary Road, Newham, east London. Description: Loud traffic passing close by along Boundary Road, continuous noise from a nearby fume extractor, aircraft drone, a woman's voice heard briefly at the end. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 25 January 2014. Time of day: 2pm.

Beverley Road E6 January. Location: Beverley Road near junction with Frinton Road, Newham, east London. Description: Birdsong, distant traffic, a metallic clang in the mid-distance, hammering, aircraft drone, a man's indistinct voice. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 25 January 2014. Time of day: 2.20pm.

Cotswold Gardens E6 January. Location: Cotswold Gardens, Newham, east London. Description: Residential street with a woman's voice in the mid-distance, constant traffic in distance, faint sounds of activity in the street, a wood pigeon coos, helicopter drone growing louder towards the end. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 25 January 2014. Time of day: 2.40pm.

Westfield Stratford shopping centre. Location: Walking through the indoor part of Westfield Stratford shopping centre, east London. Description: Clamorous indoor environment with voices and footsteps of many passing shoppers, an announcement is made over a PA system, recorded music broadcast throughout the shopping centre. Duration: 2:23. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 29 December 2013. Time of day: 4.30pm.

Redclyffe Road E6 April. Location: Redclyffe Road, Upton Park, east London. Description: Constant sound of machinery from a garment factory close to the recording point, birdsong, occasional traffic. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 14 April 2013. Time of day: 1.40pm.

Queens Market E13 April. Location: Queens Market, Upton Park, east London. Description: Sounds inside the covered Queens Market, with voices of traders and market customers, recorded music from stalls, whine of a knife sharpener in a butchers. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 14 April 2013. Time of day: 1.15pm.

Priory Park E6 April. Location: Middle of Priory Park, Upton Park, east London. Description: Workmen in the park use powered equipment of some kind, a small group of women talk among themselves as they walk by, birdsong, aircraft drone towards the end. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 14 April 2013. Time of day: 1.55pm.

Green Street E13 April. Location: Pedestrianised square off Green Street, near junction with Walton Road, Upton Park, east London. Description: Heavy traffic on Green Street, voices of passersby, a man talks on his mobile phone, rubbish blows along the ground, cooing of pigeons, a vehicle sounds its horn. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 13 April 2013. Time of day: 1.15pm.

Florence Road E6 April. Location: Florence Road by junction with Kings Road, Upton Park, east London. Description: Trains pass at speed along a nearby railway line, the wind blows a piece of rubbish along the ground, patter of rain drops, children's voices in the distance. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 14 April 2013. Time of day: 1.30pm.

Boundary Road E13 April. Location: Junction of Boundary Road, Barking Road and Green Street, Upton Park, east London. Description: Heavy traffic passes through the junction, a large family talk among themselves as they go past, a metal cover set in the pavement clacks as people walk over it. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 13 April 2013. Time of day: 2.10pm.

Barking Road E6 April. Location: Barking Road near junction with Boleyn Road, Upton Park, east London. Description: Loud traffic passing along Barking Road, voices and footsteps of passersby, a power-tool is used intermittently on a nearby site, a bus slows, stops and carries on again. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 14 April 2013. Time of day: 2.15pm.

Aragon Road E6 April. Location: Aragon Road near junction with Cabot Way, Upton Park, east London. Description: Birdsong in a residential street, distant traffic, a house door slams, footsteps, aircraft drone growing louder, faint patter of rain drops. swifts call overhead. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 14 April 2013. Time of day: 2pm.

Channelsea River Greenway. Location: The Channelsea river under the Greenway bridge, near West Ham. Description: Traffic noise, cooing of pigeons beneath the bridge, constant dripping of water. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 6 June 2011. Time of day: 4pm.

Channelsea River island. Location: By the Channelsea River opposite a tiny island, near Bow. Description: Constant rushing noise from airconditioning units in an industrial estate, birdsong, faint aircraft drone. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 6 June 2011. Time of day: 3.45pm.

Channelsea River Prescott Channel. Location: By the confluence of the Channelsea River and the Prescott Channel, Bow. Description: Faint birdsong, constant rushing sound of industrial origin, a train heads eastwards, cries of gulls. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 6 June 2011. Time of day: 3.15pm.

Stratford shopping centre. Location: Walking through the Stratford shopping centre, east London. Description: Voices of shoppers, echoing more loudly in the centre's high-ceilinged hub towards the beginning, stallholders' voices, music from shop units. Duration: 1:50. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 7 May 2010. Time of day: 2.30pm.

Trains passing Manor Park. Location: Near the City of London cemetery, Manor Park. Description: Passing trains recorded from the alleyway between the railway and the City of London Cemetery at Manor Park. Some car noise and water rain dripping on leaves nearby. Duration: 2:12. Recorded by: Stuart Fisher. Recording date: 31 October 2009. Time of day: 9.30am.

Queens Market argument. Location: The car park above Queens Market, West Ham. Description: Two men get in an argument in the market car park, and exchange insults. Duration: 1:17. Recorded by: Dave Pape. Recording date: 16 June 2007. Time of day: Not known.

Queens Market. Location: Queens Market, West Ham. Description: Ambience at Queens Market in West Ham, a covered market of stalls selling food and cheap non-perishables. Voices of traders, customers and children, stall shutters are pulled down, and some kind of electronic toy plays the tune to 'Old Macdonald' on a loop. Duration: 6:05. Recorded by: Dave Pape. Recording date: 16 June 2007. Time of day: Not known.

West Ham fox cubs. Location: West Ham cemetery, east London. Description: "Two young foxes in a play fight in West Ham cemetery. I sneaked up behind a wall and recorded them for a while. I peered over the wall to discover they were only about four metres away [. . .] they were locked with paws on each other's shoulders screaming at each other." – Genghis Attenborough Duration: 1:12. Recorded by: Genghis Attenborough. Recording date: 2/3/2009. Time of day: Not known.

TQ 4023 8447. Location: OS reference TQ 4023 8447. West Ham Park. Description: Distant traffic and aircraft drone, birdsong, a dog yaps, a group of youths talk among themselves after a game of football. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 17 February 2009. Time of day: 4.15pm.

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