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Ray’s Rants back to the 1960s 1970s 1950s in the UK Great Britain. Entertaining and fun. British music scene, Jimi Hendrix The Rolling Stones. The English pubs and clubs, Watney’s Red Barrel beer, Babycham, Cherry B the night life. The cars, the workplace, television and pirate radio. England. 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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Steam trains, electric trains, diesel trains, getting married and... Getting married? What's that got to do with trains? I'll be in the Isle of Wight when you listen to this episode. Fingers crossed the weather is good!Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Dinosaurs roamed the Earth 66 million years ago! What's that got to do with the 1950s? Not a lot. Alfresco, BBQs, eating outside... that wasn't a thing back in the 1950s and 60s. But it's very popular these days. Join me this Sunday for a chat about anything and everything.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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In this episode, on this beautifully sunny weekend, I recall a few stories from the 1960s. PLUS! A recording of a well known DJ on a well known radio station in 1973! This snippet will bring memories flooding back for many of you. Those were magical radio days. Please, join me this Sunday.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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The summer has arrived! Probably only for a day or two... No, I mustn't be negative. The weather is beautiful. Holidays in Britain in the old days were great. The roads were clear, no potholes, driving was lovely... Did you go to Spain for your holidays back in the 70s? English fish and chips, English beer... You'd think we were back home!…
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Adultery in the 1950s? Perish the thought! Did people lie and cheat on each other back in the old days? Two-timing, deceit, lies... Not in the good old days, surely? Join me this Sunday and we'll find out. Also in this episode, Carnaby Street in London, local shops, landline phones, sound effects and more!…
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Welcome to another Midweek Message. I've had a great deal of positive response about the Nurse Diane Interview so, I might try and set up more interviews. Thanks for all your emails, keep them coming. The weather here has turned colder... there's a surprise! But, we have a wall of heat of the way! Whatever that is!…
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In this episode I welcome Diane, my sister-in-law, into the studio. She's a retired nurse and she chats about her days working in hospitals and a GP's surgery. The operating theatre, the wards, the matron, a nursing school, sticking needles in people, giving patients alcohol... Please, join me for a very interesting chat with Nurse Diane this comin…
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Etiquette Morals Integrity Principles Respect Decency... Do such things exist these days? Would you give up your seat on a bus to a pregnant woman? Would you help an elderly lady cross the road? Please, join me for a chat this coming Sunday.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Some people have all the luck, some people have all the fun. Luck plays a big part in some people's lives. You have to be in the right place at the right time, but some people are elsewhere at some other time. Please, join me for a chat this coming Sunday about lucky and unlucky people.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Living alone doesn't suit everyone. You get home after work and there's no one there, you wake up alone at the weekend, there's no one to share life with... However, some people wouldn't have it any other way. Was living alone in the 60s was any different from living alone today? Please, join me for a chat this coming Sunday.…
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Fashion has changed considerably over the years. Not only clothes but, hair. In the 60s, most of us lads had long hair. So did the girls. There was Twiggy’s side-parted pixie cut. The smooth short bob with bangs. For men there was the Afro, the long layered, the Boston and even the crew cut. Please, join me for a look back at fashion and hair over …
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Did you go exploring when you were a child? In the woods, down the beach, in the local park... I remember exploring all sorts of places and discovering amazing things. In this episode, I look back at the old days and, in particular, the time we discovered a man living in an air raid shelter in the woods!…
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Hello, how are you? In this episode, I talk about Sunday night being bath night. Do you remember that? Imagine only having one bath each week! Strewth! I also mention tomboys and, would you believe, a tomgirl. Please, join me. I'll look forward to your company.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Did you know a Tomboy back in the old days? In this episode, I recall a mate of mine who, after a year, I discovered was a girl! I also chat about music in the 1960s, cars and shed-loads of other stuff. Please, join me this Sunday for a nice chat.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Did you do dreaful things in the past? In this esisode, I'll be looking at your emails and revealing some of the dreadful things you and I did in days gone by. Please, join me this Sunday for a nice chat over a beer... Or a cup of tea, if you prefer.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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I survived the music weekend! I am so pleased to be home, enjoying a nice chat with you. I hope you're keeping well. I had a nice walk and some fresh air this morning at the Wetlands Wildfowl Trust in Arundel this morning. The weather is gloomy and horrible but summer is on its way.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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The Unlikely Kleptomaniac. Or, The Thief In The Night. In this episode, I bang on about The Sompting Treacle Mines, air raid shelters, Maria from Brazil, Butlin's and loads more stuff. Please, join me this Sunday for a good old rabbit about times gone by.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Do you remember the Letter from America by Alistair Cooke on BBC Radio 4, which was originally the BBC Home Service? In this episode, I read my Letter from England. When I say read, I mean ramble. To be honest, I don't think I'd be any good at emulating Mr Cooke's letter. I also tell you the story of Paula, a homeless girl I met and helped. The den…
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In this episode, I look back at transport over the decades. What transport did granddad have? A bicycle, a motor bike, a car... The milkman had a horse and cart! So did the coalman, the rag and bone man... Please, join me this Sunday for a good old ramble about the old days.Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Hello and welcome to another Midweek Message. Dreadful weather here in the UK. Rain, wind, thunder and lightning... Struth! I hope you're keeping well and looking forward to Christmas. Only 12 sleeps, as our little grandson informed me this morning. Happy days!Από τον Ray’s Rants UK
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It's 0 degrees Centigrade! Cripes, that's cold! This coming Sunday, I'll be talking about my earliest memories. Would you believe that I can remember my second birthday? Let me know what your earliest memories are, I'd love to hear from you. raysrants@protonmail.comΑπό τον Ray’s Rants UK
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Winter! Weather Madness! Snow, Ice, Wind, Cold, Freeze, Blizzards... The winter is almost upon us and already the media are going mental. Arctic conditions to blast the UK. Winter snow bomb covering Briton next week! Sub-zero... blah, blah, blah! Goodness me, you'd think this was the north pole. Also, I bang on about rusty old cars and other non-re…
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