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Ray's Rants looking back to the 1960s 70s and 50s in the UK. 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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Do you look back in anger at something unjust that happened? You were innocent, and yet you took the blame. Do you hold grudges? Can you let go? Stress and anger are not good, but how can you forgive and forget?By Ray‘s Rants UK
Kids these days have pressure at school and suffer from stress. Do you suffer from stress? Do you get angry? Can you forget about an injustice that happened decades ago? Can you move on?By Ray‘s Rants UK
Some of our towns and cities are a complete mess. The buildings look as if they are derelict. There’s rubbish in the streets, graffiti adorning walls… What’s gone wrong?By Ray's Rants UK
How did the banks cope before computers? How did shops carry out stock taking and ordering before computers? In this episode, I look at life in the 50s and 60s before computers.By Ray's Rants UK
Do you remember the package holidays of the 1970s? People would jet off to Spain rather than Blackpool, and I was one of them. In this episode, I look back at those heady days of holidaying abroad.By Ray's Rants UK
I sound rather rough this morning because I've got a cold. In the middle of the summer, can an you believe it? I hope you're looking after yourself and keeping well. Now, here's a question. Is your glass half full or half empty?By Ray's Rants UK
When I was a boy, in the good old days! In this episode, I talk about decimalisation in the UK, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, sex drugs and rock and roll, funerals… What? Yes, funerals. Please, join me!By Ray's Rants UK
Hi, and welcome to the 28th Midweek Message. What do you want me to rant about next Sunday? 1950s 60s funerals, 1970s decimalisation... email me... raysrants@protonmail.comBy Ray's Rants UK
We Brits are known as a nation of shopkeepers. How did this come about, and is it true? In this episode, I look at the local shops, the corner shops and the supermarkets over the decades. Please join me.By Ray's Rants UK
We’ve all collected stuff over the years. Some of it is junk, some it worth a lot of money. In this episode, I talk about the things people used to collect back in the 50s and 60s.By Ray's Rants UK
Hi, welcome to the 26th Midweek Message. We Brits have a reputation for talking about the weather. I'm not going to do that. But I will say that rain and storms are due this weekend. But we don't care, do we? We laugh in the face of bad weather!By Ray's Rants UK
Gold digger, someone who is out for money, who marries for money. A girl who collected engagement rings, a woman who accused her husband of adultery, a girl who borrowed cash and had no intention of paying it back. Not all gold diggers are female. I know a chap who… I won’t spoil the tale. Join me next Sunday for a look at Gold Diggers!…
Hi, I hope you're keeping well. Next Sunday's episode is all about Gold Diggers! Money grabbing men and women. There's even a private detective involved in one tale so please join me.By Ray's Rants
Days out in the good old 50s and 60s were mainly picnics on the beach or in the countryside. There were no theme parks, so what was it like back then? In this episode, I take a look at days out when I was a boy. Please join me!By radioray
Bills were very different back in the 50s and 60s. There was the mortgage or rent, of course. Phone bill, electricity bill, gas bill... But it was far easier to work out your money back then because there wasn't the added burden of a mobile phone bill, broadband, TV subscriptions and goodness know what else. In this episode, I take a look at househ…
Crime back in the 50s and 60s was very different. No mobile phones, no online identity theft, no phishing... So, what was crime like back then? Join me for a look back.By radioray
Washing, cleaning, spraying, scrubbing, disinfecting… Are we overdoing cleanliness? Surely, our immune systems need some germs to fend them off. Join me for a look at some smelly things!By radioray
In the good old days, people made things. Dolls houses, cupboards, tables, shelves, garden sheds… There was no end to the things people made. How does that compare to our modern times? Is assembling a flat-pack considered to be making something? Join me for a fun look back to the old days.By radioray
Our lovely climbing Clematis has died! Too much wind, rain, cold... Roll on summer. Next Sunday's episode is about making things. In the old days, people made cupboards, tables, sheds... they made and put up shelves... Now, it's all flat-pack chipboard. Join me for a look back at the days when people rolled up their sleeves and made things.…
Cars back in the 50s and 60s were very different to today’s cars. Many were built like tanks, car radios and heaters came as optional extras, there were no seat belts… In this episode, I take a look at the cars of then and now.By radioray
Hi, welcome to my Midweek Message. Next Sunday's episode is about cars, amongst other things. Cars from the 50s 60s 70s... And, of course, today's cars. Plus, ballcock valves and stop cocks!By radioray
Social media… is it something new or has it been around for decades? Scams… are they something new or have they been around forever? Join me for a look at past and present social media and scams.By radioray
We all makes mistakes at some time during our lives. Some mistakes turn out to be for the best, others are a nightmare! But, do we learn from our mistakes?By radioray
Welcome to another Midweek Message. Next Sunday's episode is all about making mistakes. Have you made mistakes in your life? Some mistakes turn out for the best. If you'd like to share your experiences, email me. raysrants@protonmail.comBy radioray
How things have changed over the decades! What’s in this year might be out next year. What goes round comes round. Miniskirts were all the rage in the 60s but they could be back next year. You never know!By radioray
Hi, I hope you're well. Next Sunday's episode will cover fashion, clothes back in the 50s and 60s, and how things have changed over the decades. What did you wear during your teenage years? I'd love to hear from you. raysrants@protonmail.comBy radioray
Terraced houses, cottages, detached, semi-detached, two up two down… In this episode, I take a look at the many types of houses in the UK from way back in time to the present day.By radioray
Go to the Raysrants Facebook page for the link to the continuing story of naughty village life involving Mrs Fortesque, the vicar, the vicar's daughter and much more...By radioray
Hi, hope you're well. Next Sunday, I'll be talking about houses. Houses? You ask? Yes, houses. Houses from decades ago, workers cottages, huge houses, two up two down, modern houses... Join me next Sunday.By radioray
Children’s birthday parties back in the 50s and 60s were great fun. Pass the parcel, musical chairs, blind man’s buff… Happy days, and very different from kid’s parties these days.By radioray
We all remember the local sweet shop. But they had far more than sweets for sale. Toys, comics, fireworks, cigarettes, puzzles, jokes, fizzy drinks… Join me for a look back at the local sweet shop. Amongst other things.By radioray
The sun is shining! Yay! Do you remember sweet shops in the 50s and 60s? They were great places for kids. Sweets, toys, comics, drinks, fireworks... they sold everything! Join me for next Sunday's episode all about those happy days.By radioray
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