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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 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...Autor: 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.Autor: 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!Autor: 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.Autor: 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!Autor: 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.Autor: 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!Autor: 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!Autor: 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.Autor: 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!Autor: 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.Autor: 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!Autor: 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.Autor: Ray’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.Autor: 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!Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hello, I hope you're keeping well. Politics... No, no don't run away! I'm not going to bore you. Are you fed up with hearing about politics all the time? Have you had enough of partygate, beergate, currygate, brexit... This Sunday, I'll be chatting about your thoughts on politics. Email me...…
What were tradesmen like back in the 50s and 60s? Were there cowboys around back then? Were people out for a quick buck? In this episode, I look back at having work done then and compare it to these days.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're well. This coming Sunday I'll be talking about tradesman in the 50s and 60s. How well did they do their job back then compared to today's tradesman? Email me with your experiences of work you've had done. raysrants@protonmail.comAutor: Ray’s Rants UK
Are you having a street party for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee? Have you been to a street party in the past? Join me in this episode for a look at street parties over the decades.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
The Queen's Jubilee is coming up and we're having a street party. Have you recollections of past street parties? It would be great to hear from you. raysrants@protonmail.comAutor: Ray’s Rants UK
How things have changed since the 1960s and 70s! Some things have changed for the better... although not many! And some for the worst. Join me for a look at how things were and how they are now.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
I'm back from a great holiday on the Isle of Wight. In this week's message, I talk about the way we talk... have a listen! I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
In this episode, I tell the story of Love, marriage, secrecy and a house left to a friend of mine. Oh! What a tangled web we weave!Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hi and welcome to another Midweek Message. I hope you're keeping well. I'll be on holiday in the Isle of Wight when you listen to this. I hope the sun will be shining!Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
What did we have in the 1970s that we don't have today? We had decency, manners, politeness, pride, courtesy... Do we still have these things? Join me for another chat about the good old days.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hello and welcome to another midweek message. Join me for a few minutes chat about the stress youngsters endure at school, common sense, decency, respect... and whatever else springs to mind.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Worthing - my home town. In this episode, I ramble on about Worthing, in West Sussex. I've lived here since I was five-years-old so I've seen some changes in my time. Join me, if you will.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hello and welcome to another Midweek Message. The weather is improving as we head toward summer here in Britain. I've already been to a BBQ but, as I was driving, I had alcohol-free beer. Argh! Disgusting!Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
In this episode, I recall the time many decades ago when I was a member of a village watch group. Locals called us the vigilantes. Not really a fair name as we were far from violent. They were great times and I had some fun as the group's security man. Join me for a look back at those happy days.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Who remembers the episodes about village life? Tales Of A Parish Councillor and Village Life Behind The Facade. Due to popular demand, I'm returning to the village theme this coming Sunday with... Village Vigilantes. I was a member of the local village watch group and I have some interesting recollections.…
Britain in the 50s and 60s. Schools, television, clothes, work, housework, cars... In this episode, I look back generally over the 50s and 60s. What was the food like? What was on TV? Were you a housewife? I've also included a story about... wait and see!Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hello, I hope you're well. This Sunday, I'm going to chat about the 50s and 60s. Nothing in particular, just a ramble about the old days and how things were back then. Please, do join me.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
As well as my usual banging on, I have another story for you. It was back in the 1970s when I suspected a friend of mine was being cheated on by his girlfriend. A group of us tried to enlighten him but he wouldn't listen. I then discovered the incredible truth!Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
What a lovely morning, waking up to bird song! Why don't birds sing in the winter? Perhaps they do. Are you looking after yourself and keeping well? I have a cold, again, but the birds cheer me up.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
I have a story for you. A chap I knew told me to keep away from his sister, He told me not to ask her out... he was a strange of guy. Did I stay away from the girl? Did I ask her out?Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hello and welcome to yet another Midweek Message. I hope you're keeping well. Thanks for your emails and suggestions. There's another story coming this Sunday so keep an eye out for that.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
In this episode, I talk about the time I helped a girl who was being stalked by an ex-lover. But, before the story begins, I have a little chat about other things.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're keeping well. Meeting people, boys, girls, relationships... How did you meet your partner? Was it under strange circumstances? How did you first bump into each other? Email me with your stories. raysrants@protonmail.comAutor: Ray’s Rants UK
I want to tell you a story. The Girl From France is a sad tale with a happy ending. I hope you enjoy it, along with my other rants during this episode.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
Here's the question: given the choice, would you go back 50 years in time or forward 50 years in time. You will have to live in the time you choose. Better the devil you know back in time? Or take a gamble on the future?Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
What with storm Dudley and storm Eustice recently battering the UK, I thought an episode about the weather would be apt. The weather doesn't only affect BBQs in the summer or skiing in the winter, it#s has a colossal impact on many businesses.Autor: Ray’s Rants UK
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