Essex Sounds – soundscapes of Colchester past and present is run by the Essex Record Office, with Stuart Bowditch, a sound recordist from southend. It is to build and develop a constantly evolving sound map of Essex, including sounds from the environment and aural histories.
I recently discovered this project and thought I would contribute some recordings made in Colchester, including recent ones. Some of the sound files have supporting images taken by Colchester based photographer, Joe-Elliot Purtell.
Here is a link to their site including the sound map, where you can also contribute your own recordings!
Below is some of the recordings i’ve submitted so far: