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Sound recordings featuring Acton and Wormwood Scrubs

Wormwood Scrubs woodland. Location: In a small wooded area on the south side of Wormwood Scrubs, west London. Description: Birdsong close by, heavy traffic in the distance, a mother shouts after her children, a football is kicked about, a crow caws, the wind stirs foliage. Duration: 2:32. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 21 May 2017. Time of day: 2.05pm.

Old Oak Common. Location: Middle of Old Oak Common, west London. Description: Birdsong, constant traffic in the distance, faint voices of walkers on the Common, aircraft drone, a train travels at speed in the distance, a magpie chatters. Duration: 2:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 21 May 2017. Time of day: 1.40pm.

Acton Town station. Location: Ticket hall at Acton Town tube station, west London. Description: Echoing voices and footsteps in the ticket hall, squealing noise of the ticket barriers opening and closing, a flower-seller repeats his cry. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 23 July 2012. Time of day: 7.20pm.

Old Oak canal works. Location: Grand Union Canal by Old Oak Common, west London. Description: Loud, busy ambience with sounds from earth-movers or similar industrial machinery close by. Faint birdsong in background. Duration: 1:45. Recorded by: Sam Appleby. Recording date: 5 September 2011. Time of day: Not known.

Grand Union Old Oak Common. Location: North of the Old Oak Common rail depot, near Wormwood Scrubs, west London. Description: Loud industrial sounds from the Old Oak Common rail depot, a train rushes past towards central London. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 30 June 2011. Time of day: 1.40pm.

Old Oak Common sidings. Location: Footpath immediately north of the Old Oak Common railway sidings, West London. Description: Loud air-conditioning noise from a factory, clattering and clanking of a railway maintenance vehicle moving around the sidings. Duration: 1:14. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 6 February 2010. Time of day: 1pm.

TQ 2043 8067. Location: OS grid reference TQ 2043 8067. Cumberland Park, near junction with Woodhurst Road. Description: A car drives by and a pizza delivery man pulls up on his scooter and dismounts. A blackbird makes clucking calls, and man approaches talking into his mobile phone. Duration: 1:00. Recorded by: IM Rawes. Recording date: 5 June 2009. Time of day: 2.15pm.

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