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Ray’s Rants back to the 1960s 1970s 1950s in the UK Great Britain. British music scene, Jimi Hendrix The Rolling Stones. The pubs and clubs, Watney’s Red Barrel beer, Babycham, Cherry B the night life. The cars, the workplace, television and pirate radio. Kids and schools back in the early days. 60s fashion and clothes, flairs and miniskirts. London, Caroline, Luxembourg. Mini cars skirts. Holiday in caravan, Butlin’s
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When you think of all the electrical appliances we have these days for the kitchen and garden, it's worth remembering that, back in the 50s, most people didn't even own a fridge! In this episode, I chat about the days of little or no electrical appliances. Please, join me.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're keeping well. Next Sunday, I'll be rambling on about electrical appliances... garden, kitchen, work place. What did we do before hedge trimmers appeared? We spent hours up a step ladder with the garden shears! Happy days!De către Ray’s Rants UK
The BBC used to be renowned the world over for its impartiality, its truthfulness, its consistency... So, what went wrong? In this episode, I ramble on about radio and TV, school days, playing truant and loads more stuff. Please, join me.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Families in the 1950s. Who was the Boss? Who was the breadwinner? Who owned the house? What roles did each family member have? In this episode, I look back at family life in the 1950s. Please, join me.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Did you have an embarrassing incident on your first date? In this Midweek Message, we hear from Nick who... I'll let Nick tell the tale. I hope you're keeping well. Summer is on the way!De către Ray’s Rants UK
Remember making go karts from old bits of wood and pram wheels? Great fun! Kids made loads of stuff back in the 1950s and 60s. Why? Because not all parents had loads of money so, if you wanted something, you had to make it. See-saws, swings, football goals and nets... we made it! Join me for a look back at go karts and other stuff.…
I've mentioned the Birds Nest at Brighton... Now, new information has come to light about the pub. In this episode, I read from an article about the fantastic nightlife! They were great days!De către Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, and welcome to another weekly podcast episode. This week, I'm chatting about pets... and sadly losing them to old age at some stage. The majority of people have pets. Rabbits, cats, dogs, hamsters, goldfish, tortoises... the list is endless. Pets become part of the family. When they pass away, it can be devastating. Someone saying, 'it was only…
What's so interesting about a window cleaner? You won't believe this... I was a window cleaner for a couple of weeks! And, I drove a taxi for a couple of weeks! In this episode, I look back at some of the weird things I did in the good old days.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Working Title? Well, I couldn’t think of a good title so that’s it. I cover a range of topics in this episode. Bird watching, the traffic calming LTNs, the traffic banning ULEZ, pubs closing, my imminent dreadful weekend, what goes round comes round, rival sisters, plus a load of other rubbish! Please, join me!…
Crikey, it's Wednesday again! And, it's the 1st February... summer is definitely around the corner. This Sunday's podcast is called... Working Title. Why? because I couldn't think of a title. Regardless of the title, I hope you enjoy the episode.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Books from the old days... Janet and John, Chicken Lickin'... What were your favourite childhood books? Also, I chat about the cold winters in Britain... amongst other ramblings. Please, join me!De către Ray’s Rants UK
In the old days, we had family values. As children, we were taught not to chuck litter on the ground. Playground fights were relatively harmless. Stealing things was bad. In this episode, I look back to the times when children were taught manners, amongst many other things.De către Ray’s Rants UK
We're in the middle of winter and it's cold... -5C last night. Several road accidents in Sussex caused by black ice, so be careful out there. At least the rain has stopped and the sun is shining. Happy days!De către Ray’s Rants UK
Carrying on from last week, Reading The Room and related stuff sparked quite a lot of interest. So, here we go again with a mention of being self employed, family and politics and other stuff.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're well. This Sunday I'll be talking about reading the room, self employment, people who bang on about politics... and bucket loads of other stuff. So, please join me.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Who remembers the winter of discontent back in the 1970s? There was the three day week, strikes, power cuts... Not a happy time for many. Join me for a chat about that and, as usual, shed loads of other stuff.De către Ray’s Rants UK
It's 2023 and it's still raining! Christmas and new year's eve are behind us so roll on summer. Thanks for all your emails and messages. I'm looking forward to many more Podcast episodes this year. I hope you you'll be joining me.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Happy new year! In this episode I relate some 1940s memories from people who lived through the war. I also tell you a little story about telepathy which, I hope, you'll find interesting.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you had a great Christmas. It was lovely but it's nice when it's all over. I've just got to get through this coming Saturday evening... new year's eve. Then I can look forward to the spring and summer months of 2023.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Only four sleeps to Christmas day! And then we can look forward to the spring with lighter evenings, warmer days, flowers... I hope you're looking after yourselves and keeping warm. The temperature is up into the teens now, which is nice.De către Ray’s Rants UK
I Once Knew A Girl. I once knew many girls but, in this episode, I recall just a few of the young ladies I encountered. As Usual, I bang on about other things such as the Inland Revenue, building materials, garden patios and more... Please, join me.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Apologies to our American listeners. Find out why in this week's message. We have the beast from the east here in the UK so I hope you're keeping warm. Stock up on the essentials for Christmas... beer, beans and bread!De către Ray’s Rants UK
Are you ready for Christmas? These days, getting ready for Christmas seems to be such panic. People are under great pressure. What was it like in the old days? Join me for a chat about Christmas, and loads of other stuff.De către Ray’s Rants UK
I hope you're keeping warm. It's 2 degrees C here in Briton... 35 Fahrenheit. It is winter so there's no point in moaning! Got any ideas for Sunday's episode? Email me... raysrants@protonmail.comDe către Ray’s Rants UK
How the English language has changed over the decades... over many centuries! Words, once quite innocent, now have a completely different meanings. In this episode, I bang on about the English language and loads of other stuff. Join me, if you will. Or what!De către Ray’s Rants UK
It's the first of December tomorrow! Good grief, where has this year gone? In this episode, I mention an interesting statistic about cars. Join me for a quick chat.De către Ray’s Rants UK
When I was a boy, I did loads of things... good and bad! They were great days. In this episode, I recall some of the delights, and downfalls, of being a child back in the 50s and 60s.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Wow, winter has arrived! 2 degrees Centigrade - 35 Fahrenheit. I hope you're all keeping warm. No, not my Southern Hemisphere listeners. I know you're warm down there. This coming Sunday's episode is called 'When I Was A Boy'. I hope you enjoy it.De către Ray’s Rants UK
This week I'm rambling on about the National Health Service and other stuff such as pirate radio, BBC radio, the good old days and... Join me if you will!De către Ray’s Rants UK
What on earth has happened to radio these days? What a load of rubbish! In the old days, the music was great, the DJs were brilliant... These days, all the radio stations sound the same. Join me for a moan. Also, I'll be banging on about television and how good it used to be, and loads of other stuff.…
A rather shorter episode this time due to my ongoing mouth pain. However, all is not lost. In this episode, I tell you a story about high voltage pylons and ghosts! I hope to be back on form for next Wednesday's Midweek Message.De către Ray’s Rants UK
White Lines All Over The Roads! Too many road signs, too many white lines all over the roads... Driving these days is a nightmare! In this episode, I moan about the traffic, the roads, the drivers... and lots of other stuff!De către Ray’s Rants UK
Supermarket car parks are a nightmare! White lines all over the place... where I am supposed to park? After yesterday's disastrous trip, I'm not going there again!De către Ray’s Rants UK
Despite the sexual revolution and free love in the 1960s, pregnancy out of wedlock was frowned upon. An unmarried teenage girl becoming pregnant... Stone the crows, there was real stigma! Join me for a look back at the 50s and 60s, pregnancy, traffic jams and loads of other stuff.De către Ray’s Rants UK
In this episode, I chat about a store detective I once knew. Also, how a friend was followed by a private detective. And much more, of course...De către Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, welcome to yet another Midweek Message. Who remembers the winter of discontent? That was a dreadful time. Are we heading for another winter of discontent? Also, I once know a store detective... I'll tell you about her next Sunday.De către Ray’s Rants UK
Should you try to change someone to suit your needs? In this episode, I'll tell you about a friend who changed completely to please his girlfriend. Also, a quick story about a brother, a sister, a girl and me. We were all booked the go on holiday in the New Forest but...De către Ray’s Rants UK
Hello and welcome to another Midweek Message. A trip to Bournemouth, two trips to the dentist... it's been a busy week! Time to relax and think about next Sunday's episode.De către Ray’s Rants UK
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