Sounds of lost Britain to be saved in database
A Swedish museum curator is to spend two years collecting distinctive British sounds before they disappear.
Torsten Nilsson will arrive in Britain in September to record noises such as a Bentley's engine and different English kettles boiling.
The result of the project, which is funded by the EU, will be a database of sounds which would be free to use by anyone.
Mr Nilsson told BBC Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon that many people were helping to record the sounds and they were still "looking for assistance."