Tonight's sound of summer
comes from Annasee:
"In response to your request, I attach a clip of the sounds of summer recorded in Gibside (Rowlands Gill, Derwent Valley, Gateshead) on Friday, 24 August. Possibly the nicest day of the whole summer. Absolute perfection, clear blue skies, marvellous views, warm, sunny, the mildest of breezes. Lots of bird life, distant traffic noise, sheep, occasional aeroplanes. The estate is an 18th c survival owned by National Trust. Originally built by George Bowes, a coal baron. The gem of the surviving buildings is the Palladian chapel, (with mausoleum underneath, photos of the coffins available in an album in the church, but I know that’s way too much information for you…I just found them fascinating!)"