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Ray’s Rants looking back to the 1960s 1970s and 1950s in the UK Great Britain. The British music scene, Jimi Hendrix and 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.
 
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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.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.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.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!Ray’s Rants UK
 
The weather, the dentist, the National Health Service... Join me for a quick midweek chat.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.…
 
The Continuing Story of... I think I'm going to have several continuing stories. Payton Place, the dentist, the leaky roof. Join me for a good old moan!Ray’s Rants UK
 
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.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Another sunny day after torrential rain, thunder, lightning, wind... Make hay while the sun shines, as they used to say. I hope you're keeping well.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!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!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.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hi, it's Wednesday again! Solicitors, the stigma surrounding pregnant girls in the 1960s... This Sunday's episode will be interesting. Please, join me!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...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.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...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.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Camping... No Thanks! Podcast I had intended to go camping in the west country with a girlfriend but, when we arrived, it was raining. It was a blessing in disguise! Join me for a look back at a holiday in Hope Cove, Devon. And a load of other stuff, of course!Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hello, I hope you're well. I had my tooth ripped out on Monday... and half my jaw with it! We won't talk about that. Thanks for all your ideas for future episodes. I hope you find this Sunday's episode interesting.Ray’s Rants UK
 
I'm going to tell you a story. Just a quick story about a girl I met. She was a beautiful girl and she owned a beautiful boat. We sailed down to Emsworth and had a pub lunch. We sailed over to... I don't want to spoil the story so I'll say no more. Join me for the story, and other bits and pieces.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hi, how are you on this lovely September day? I need an idea for next Sunday's podcast episode. Can you come up with something? Do let me know. raysrants@protonmail.com No doubt Janet will be the first to think of something!Ray’s Rants UK
 
Do you remember.... How many times have you heard that over the years? Do you remember the old Morris Minor cars? Do you remember vending machines where you could buy chocolate bars? In this episode, I look back at things we might, or might not, remember.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hi, I hope you're keeping well. Next Sunday's episode is called Do You Remember? I'm going to look back and ask... do you remember cigarette cards? Tiddlywinks? Jacks? What do you remember from the old days? Let me know!Ray’s Rants UK
 
I love the old black and white films from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. What I enjoy is looking at the cars, the people, the streets and buildings all captured on film. Watching old movies is a great way to get an idea of what Britain was like back in the old days.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Do you want to take a look at the way Britain was back in the 50s and 60s? In this Midweek Message, I'll tell you how. Join me!Ray’s Rants UK
 
My first time? No, it's not what you think. My first job, my first house, my first car... Thinking back to things we first did the 1960s or 70s. First time aboard on holiday, first time married... It's great fun to look back at the things we did. Sometimes,. it's not so great! Join me for, hopefully, another fun podcast episode.…
 
Hi, welcome to another Midweek Message. Next Sunday's podcast is called My First Time. The first time you moved into a house. The first time you went abroad. Your first car. Your first job. Email me and tell me about Your First Time... whatever it is. raysrants@protonmail.comRay’s Rants UK
 
Did you keep a diary when you were young? This Sunday, I'll be reading some of your diary entries from days of old. Some sad, some funny... Join me for some interesting revelations!Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hi, I hope you're well. Did you keep a diary when you were young? If so, send me some of the entries. Whether funny or sad, I'd love to hear some snippets from your diary. This coming Sunday, I'll be reading some of the entries so please help me out.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Podcast - The Benefit of Hindsight. We can all look back and wish that we hadn't done this or that. We all make mistakes, but how have out past mistakes affected our lives today?Ray’s Rants UK
 
Rain, thunder and lightning... and the roof leaks! I have a bowl on my desk to catch the water. The heat wave has gone, for a while. But I'm pretty sure it will return.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Who remembers the summer of 1976? Hot for ten weeks, a drought, hosepipe bans... And now we have the summer of 2022. Join me for a chat about the heat, political correctness, and lots of other stuff.Ray’s Rants UK
 
It's getting hot again this week! Possibly reaching 36c by the weekend which is 97F. Wow, this is a proper summer! Join me for a quick chat about people who tell lies, the heat wave and more...Ray’s Rants UK
 
We've all met a compulsive liar at some time or other. Why do they do it? Why do people have to lie? In this episode, I look back at some of the lies I've heard over the years.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hello, it's Wednesday again! We're into August now, where is the time going? It won't be long before there's a shopping day countdown... No, I won't mention December!Ray’s Rants UK
 
Television arrived in most people's homes in the 1950s and 60s. ITV generated their income from advertising. So, where did the BBC get their money from? Join me in this episode for a look at TV back then... and the dreaded license fee.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hello, welcome to another Midweek Message... and another weather report! We're on the verge of a drought here in Britain. That means there will be a hosepipe ban, which is normal here after a few days of sunshine!Ray’s Rants UK
 
Money, lots of it or lack of it. How does it affect people? Do you crave money? Are you happy with having only a penny more than you need? Join me for a look at money. Why are things so expensive? When I was a boy, I bought a tanner's worth of chips. A few of us kids would sit by the road eating our chips out of old newspaper. Happy days! Join me f…
 
Hello and welcome to another Midweek Message. The temp here in Briton went sky high and broke all records... 40.3 Centigrade which is about 105F. Phew, it's been hot! However, it all ended last night with rain and storms. I hope you are keeping cool and enjoying the summer.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Conversation. Are you any good at chatting in a group of people? To be honest, I don't say much because I can never get a word in edgeways! I wait for someone to take a breath and.. too late! Someone else butted in!Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hi, and welcome to another Midweek Message. I'm not here... I'm in the Isle of Wight for a few days so I've prerecorded this message. The weather should be ultra hot this week so I might even frighten the islanders by wearing my shorts!Ray’s Rants UK
 
Have standards fallen over the last few decades? Do we retain the values which were so much a part of Britain back in the 50s and 60s? Join me for a look at the way things were and the way things are now.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hello, I hope you're keeping well. Railway stations were lovely places in the old days. The staff wore uniforms, there were flowers and gardens, everything was freshly painted... what went wrong? Progress, I suppose!Ray’s Rants UK
 
I heard a chap on the radio saying that nothing works properly in Britain. The railway doesn't work properly, airports don't work properly... Join me for a look at how things are now and how they were back in the old days.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hi, I hope you're keeping well. This Sunday, I'll be ranting about things not working in Britain. The railways don't work properly, airports are a nightmare, there are massive waiting lists for hospital treatment... nothing works properly! Join me for a good old rant!Ray’s Rants UK
 
We are all suffering from price rises. House prices are going through the roof, people can't afford the deposit for a mortgage. In this episode, I look back at the 1970s and also recall a story of a friend who bought a house and... I hope you enjoy this episode.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Hi, I hope you're well. I'm not sure what next Sunday's episode will be about. Got any suggestions? Email me. raysrants@protonmail.comRay’s Rants UK
 
Communication back in the 1950s and 60s. Many people didn't have a telephone or a television. How did they communicate? Join me for a look back at the red telephone box and other forms of communication.Ray’s Rants UK
 
Summer has finally arrived in Britain! Temps might reach 34 this Friday. Apart from the weather, thanks for all your emails regarding lats Sunday's episode. This coming Sunday, I want to talk about communication back in the 50s and 60s. Red phone boxes, newspapers, radio new bulletins... Please join me!…
 
What were politics like back in the old days. No House of Commons cameras live on TV, no 24 hour news channels, no social media... How did people know what was going on in parliament? Join me for a look at politics!Ray’s Rants UK
 
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