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Sound recordings featuring East Ham, Barking and Ilford

Barking town centre market. Location: Walking westwards along East Street, Barking. Description: Voices, footsteps, recorded music playing from market stalls, occasional cries of market stallholders, noises from a toy stall, distant traffic, rustling of carrier bags. Duration: 4:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 September 2015. Time of day: 1.20pm.

Arboretum Place Barking. Location: Middle of Arboretum Place, Barking. Description: Voices of a group of youths echo inside the pedestrianised space of Arboretum Place, flanked by tall buildings. Distant sounds from Barking market, the wind stirs foliage on nearby trees, faint machine hum, footsteps. Duration: 2:30. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 September 2015. Time of day: 1.45pm.

Outside Barking station. Location: Station Parade outside Barking train station, east London. Description: Constant traffic on Station Parade, voices in several different languages of passersby and people waiting outside the station, footsteps. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 September 2015. Time of day: 1.10pm.

Barking Creek Cuckolds Haven. Location: Cuckold's Haven facing Hand Trough Creek, near Barking, east London. Description: Constant traffic in the distance, a duck quacks, cries of seabirds, faint rushing sound from a weir on Barking Creek. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 30 November 2011. Time of day: 2pm.

River Roding Alders Brook. Location: By the Alders Brook next to the City of London cemetery, Ilford. Description: A train passes westwards along a viaduct, distant traffic, bird calls. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 15 September 2011. Time of day: 4.30pm.

River Roding Barking. Location: North of London Road by the Roding Trading Estate, Barking. Description: Constant background traffic, faint birdsong, beeping sound from a lorry reversing. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 15 September 2011. Time of day: 3pm.

Barking Creek. Location: Town Quay, Barking, overlooking Barking Creek. Description: Saturday morning ambience by Barking Creek with bird calls and traffic. Duration: 1:15. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 March 2011. Time of day: 7.30am.

TQ 4419 8447. Location: OS reference TQ 4419 8447. Immediately south of the Northern Relief Road, near Barking town centre. Description: Traffic noise from the Northern Relief Road and the yells of children in a nearby school playground. Two women talk as they go through an underpass. An empty crisp packet skitters along the ground close by. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 18 May 2008. Time of day: 11.20am.

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