The "Sounds of our shores" project is a joint scheme between the National Trust, which protects historic places and spaces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the National Trust for Scotland, and the British Library.
Sounds heard around the coastline are constantly changing so the project will create an audio snapshot for future generations.
The British Library will curate the recordings, which could include man-made sounds like those of a busy port.
All the sounds recorded around the UK's 10,800 miles of coastline will be added to the British Library's Sound Archive, joining 6.5 million recordings dating back to the 19th Century. Source BBC.
My most potent memories come from the seventies—probably because that's the time-frame I've reached with my memoirs.
Seagulls squabbling over a scrap of bread.
Waves crashing on the sand at the little bay in close by our house Robe, South Australia.
Yachtsmen calling to each other; ropes slapping the hull.
Released from their pen, hens clucking while they scratch the earth.
“Mum, why do you always yell?” My son said this when I chastised him for balancing his surfboard on his thigh while trimming it. Of course, the knife slipped and sliced his thigh instead.
“Give me all your money.” When a robber held a gun pointed at me inside a London shop.
“I love you.” My husband's urgent statement before he left for a procedure at the hospital recently.
Which sound brings back memories for you?