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WELCOME TO RAY’S RANTS
1950s FUN – NOSTALGIA -MUSIC
1960s GIRLS – FASHION – SEX
CARS – PUBS – CLUBS
PIRATE RADIO

100 episodes published!

My podcast episodes concern the 1960s and 70s… and the 50s! There are stories and anecdotes about the cars, night clubs and pubs, pretty girls, pirate radio, music, work, doctors and hospitals, naughty girls, fashion, food, wild parties, schools, marriage, driving on empty roads… I was there, and I have some interesting musings to impart!

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RAY’S RANTS – PAGE ONE

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Ray’s Naughty Rants. A private channel for the naughtier aspects of the 1960s and 70s. This is NOT for the easily offended! The first episode is available now. You’ll find the link here. FaceBook.

PODCASTS COMING SOON.

The next episode will be released on Sunday 27th June 2021.

Watch this space…

PODCASTS AVAILABLE NOW.

Crime! Then and now.

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.

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Midweek Message – 21.

Hello, welcome to another Midweek Message. I hope you’re keep cool in this UK summer heat.

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One Million B.C.

We know what the 50s and 60s were like. But what about half a million or a million years ago? In this episode, I take a look back a little further than usual.

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Midweek Message – 20.

Hi, I hope you’re happy, well and enjoying the sunshine. I’m not around, this is a pre-recorded message. All will be explained next Sunday!

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Hygiene.

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!

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Midweek Message – 19.

Hi, and welcome to heatwave Wednesday! It’s going to be a hot one so keep cool and look after yourselves.

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Making Things.

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.

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Midweek Message – 18.

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.

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Cars, then and now. 1950s 60s 70s.

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.

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Midweek Message – 17.

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!

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Social Media, then and now.

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.

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Midweek Message – 16.

Hi everyone, hope you’re keeping well. Social media… is it something new or has it been around for decades?

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Mistakes!

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?

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Midweek Message – 15.

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. [email protected]

Common Sense. To be released on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

Common sense, what is it? Would you leap over a hedge, when you have no idea of what might be the other side? Join me for a fun look at common sense.

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Midweek Message – 14.

Hi, how are you? Keeping well, I hope. We woke up the other morning to a severe frost! The sunshine has been lovely but the nights have been very cold.

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Fashion, clothes in the 50s and 60s.

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!

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Midweek Message – 13.

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.

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Houses, then and now.

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.

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Midweek Message – 12.

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.

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Children’s Birthday Parties.

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.

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Midweek Message – 11.

The water in the birdbaths is frozen solid! Brr… Roll on summer!

Relationships.

Relationships of all kinds… friends at school, friends at work, acquaintances, arguments… In this episode, I look at all kinds of relationships.

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Midweek Message – 10.

Hi, I hope you’re keeping well. Yesterday was the hottest March day since the 1960s.  Clear blue sky, sunshine… Lovely.

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The Sweet Shop.

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.

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Midweek Message – 9.

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.

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Toys, then and now.

Most toys back in the 50s were made of tin plate or wood. No plastic, no batteries! But they were great fun. In this episode, I look back at the toys we played with back then. Happy days!

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Midweek Message – 8.

Welcome to another Midweek Message. It’s Wednesday and the sun is shining. How are you today? I’m fine, apart from my recent haircut. Or, should I say, hair hack!

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Animals.

Children love animals. In the old days we had rabbits, tortoises, goldfish… It was good for kids to learn how to look after and respect animals. Recently, schoolchildren were asked where bacon comes from. They said, the supermarket. Should we be teaching children more about animals?

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Midweek Message – 7.

Welcome to my 7th Midweek Message. I hope you’re keeping well and looking forward to the better weather.

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Weddings.

Weddings can be lovely occasions full of love, sunshine and flowers. They can also be disastrous occasions! Arguments between families, punch-ups, infidelity, drunkeness…  In this episode, I look back at some of the weddings I’ve attended.

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Midweek Message – 6.

This is my 6th Midweek Message. We’re now into March! The time is flying by!

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Families! 

Families, what are they like? Some love each other, some hate each other. You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.

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Midweek Message -5.

This is my 5th Midweek Message. Where does the time go?  Next Sunday’s episode is all about families. Families at war, loving families… If you have a story to tell about family matters, please email me.

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Can You Cook?

Can you cook? In next Sunday’s episode, I talk about food, cooking, eating… amongst other things!

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Midweek Message- 4.

Can you cook? In next Sunday’s episode, I talk about food, cooking, eating… amongst other things! Also, for those of you who want to hear more about Mr’s Fortescue’s naughty escapades, episode one is now ready for you. Mrs Fortescue Rides Again. Email me for the private link to the first episode.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane.

Take a trip down memory lane with me in this episode. Looking back at the milk frozen on the doorstep, children’s playgrounds, cigarette machines, coal trains in sidings… Happy days!

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Midweek Message -3.

Next Sunday’s episode is… A Trip Down Memory Lane. Do you remember the witch’s hat in the playground before the days of health and safety? Do you remember bringing the milk in to find it had frozen? Email me with your recollections of the old days. [email protected]

From School To Work – the transition.

Leaving school and going out to work in the 1960s was very different to how things are these days. Few people went to university as most went into the workplace on apprenticeships. The school leaving age was 16. In this episode, I look back at the transition from school to work.

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Midweek Message -2.

Do you remember leaving school and getting your first job? Did you go into an apprenticeship or university? This Sunday, I’ll be talking about the transition from school to work back in the 1960’s. Email me with your experiences. [email protected]

Have you seen a ghost?

Have you seen a ghost? Do you have any psychic experiences? Maybe you’ve been to a séance. In this episode, I look into your ghost sightings and psychic happening. I’m hoping it will be interesting as well as fun.

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Midweek Message -1.

Welcome to my Midweek Message. This is where I’ll be talking about future Podcast episodes and asking for your ideas and input.

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Dreams.

I’d like to delve into your dreams. What do dreams mean? Why do we dream? We all dream, but some of us can’t remember our dreams.  If you can remember, then email me and tell me about your most secret dreams and nightmares. This could turn out to be a very revealing Podcast episode!

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More of your Emails. 

In this episode, I take a look at your emails. From Bryony, who writes about shopping for knickers during lockdown. To John in the U.K., who writes about lockout during lockdown… this episode is going to be fun!

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Home Alone.

We’re now in our third lockdown in the UK. Some people are fine, they have money and families and friends. They can get all the help they need. But, what if you’re elderly and you have no money, family or friends? What then?

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After Christmas into 2021.

Christmas has passed, new year’s eve has come and gone… It was fun, but what’s next? Join me for a look back at Christmas, and forward to the spring 2021.

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New Year’s Eve. 

Join me for a look at New Year’s Eve celebrations over the decades. New Year’s parties in the 50s, pubs in the 60s, parties at home… How have the celebrations changed over the years?

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Happy Christmas 2020.

Happy Christmas to all my followers. Without you, there would be no Podcast episodes so thanks to you all! I’m looking forward to producing many more episodes in 2021.

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The 1950s to 1960s Transition..

The 50s with its own style of music and fashion was replaced by something very different in the 1960s. What was the transition like? What changed from one period to another, and how? Join me for a look at the changes that took place.

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Nowt Queer As Folk.

There’s nowt as queer as folk. Have you heard that expression? People are strange. Compulsive liars, showoffs, know alls, big heads, jealous… In this episode, I take a look at people and their quirks… If that’s the correct word!

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The High Street. 

Is the high street dead? Is a revival of the high street feasible? Huge supermarkets finished off small businesses and many local shops disappeared. Now, major retailers are going out of business. What is the future of the high street? Will we have dozens of coffee shops? Will charity shops take over town centres? Join me for a look at the high street.

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Do It Yourself, or a professional job?

If you want a job doing properly, do it yourself. That’s what I was told when I was young, and very often it’s good advice. Join me in this episode as I look at the difference between a professional job and DIY.  You might be surprised by some of my revelations!

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Automation and Job Losses.

Automation is progress, it’s great… But it means job losses. Automatic letter sorting replaced dozens of men. Electric trains replaced steam, the fireman was redundant. The bus conductor was made redundant. Shops disappeared with progress and the advent of retail parks. The coal shop, the wool shop, the ironmonger… In this episode, I look at the jobs that no longer exist.

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Children!

The joys of bringing up children. The tantrums, slamming doors, the tears… And the things our parents used to say to us. You’re not going out until you’ve tidied your room. Yeah but, why can’t I? Because I said so! Join me for a look at the joys of parenting and kids.

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My brush with the aristocracy.

My brush with the Aristocracy is a fun look at the lives of the people in the Big House on the hill. My clandestine visits to the house revealed just how different my Lord and Lady were to us commoners in the village.

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Junk – To Keep or Dump?

You find an kid’s bike in the attic, it’s from the 1950s… Do you dump it or keep it?  An old vacuum cleaner from the 1940s… Do you take it to the rubbish tip or clean it up and keep it? One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. If you throw something away, you can be sure that you’ll regret it. But you can’t keep everything!

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Seeds of Doubt.

‘I saw your boyfriend out with another girl…’ the seed of doubt has been planted! That’s all it takes, just one little comment, to destroy a relationship. I’ve received several emails from listeners who have been stung by the seed of doubt. Join me in this fascinating episode.

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RAY’S RANTS – PAGE TWO

 

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