Not gone, not forgotten – Podcast taking a break

I just wanted to put a quick note to say that you might have noticed the Podcast is currently taking a bit of a break.

I am still interacting on social medial and I may post an article now and then but currently I’m extremely busy with the day job so I’m needing to take a bit of a break from the podcast itself as this does take many hours a month to produce.

Thanks for your continued support and I hope to get back to podcasting soon.

Tesco Shopper Lays Down the Law!

On Thursday, April 4 at around 14:10 pm on Tesco Metro carpark a man could be seen spray-painting the words “NOT A SPACE” in white on the ground.

He had received a fine for parking in what he believed was a space on the edge of the supermarket car park.

After  repositioning his vehicle and ripping the affixed fine from the windscreen he took out an aerosol can from the back of his car, walked back to the space, knelt down and created a sign presumably to warn others.

The two gaps at the end of the car park (pictured) are enclosed by double yellow lines but it’s unclear if it is prohibited to park in the spaces or not.

Drivers have been caught out using the spaces in the past with one local resident Timothy Smith commenting:

“It’s not at all obvious you’re not allowed to park there. They look like spaces and cars are often parked in them. I was almost ticketed but fortunately I was in my car when a ticket attendant approached to inform me of the situation.”

Interview with Pat Duggan of The Doghouse Jazz Bar – Episode 91

In the past week I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to catch up with Pat Duggan and record an interview. I’ve been into the The Doghouse Jazz Bar a few times before but never really spoke to Pat much, you don’t tend to get much time for things like that on a night out, not when people are working anyway.

I booked a day off with work and headed down Kay Brow and turned into the industrial units through the tunnel and into the yard. When I approached Pat was already there mopping up, he looked up as I said “Hi Pat” and put down his mop. He looked genuinely pleased to see me, which considering it was actually his wife who had done most of the arranging of the interview was nice to see.

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9 surprising places to buy books in Ramsbottom

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S Lewis.

Well, Ramsbottom certainly has the coffee shops (they sell tea too C.S. Lewis) so I think we’ve got that side covered, but what about the books?

I’ve spoken with many people since creating This is Rammy, on the podcast and just in general conversation around the town. I’ve gotten into the habit of asking people what they feel Ramsbottom might be lacking, and many times people mention they’re surprised there is not a Bookshop. This has came up time, and time again.

So I went out and had a look around Ramsbottom to try to come up with the ultimate list for local bibliophiles as to exactly where you CAN buy books in Ramsbottom.

One of the fantastic features of Ramsbottom is that the proximity of all of these places are near enough that you should be able to hit them all in an afternoon.

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Pancake Recipes Ramsbottom Style

Do you flip or turn?

What am I talking about? Pancakes of course!

As it’s pancake day tomorrow (or shrove Tuesday if you want to use it’s correct name) but ultimately we all know it as pancake day.

So what better than to celebrate Pancake Day than with some locally sourced pancake recipes?

If you do happen to make any of these pancake recipes I’d love to see your results. Please send in your photos and I’ll share the best one’s.

Right, let’s start with the first of the pancake recipes which is savoury and comes courtesy of Mellissa Brown of The Mouse Trap If you don’t happen to have any Perl Las cheese you can use another Blue Cheese or simply nip into The Mouse Trap and they’ll be happy to sell you some.

How to make The Mouse Trap Blue Cheese Pancakes:

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Windy Doris, Fallen Trees and the Banana Hook of tat – Episode 90

Welcome to This is Rammy, your weekly podcast for all things Ramsbottom.

This week in Ramsbottom we’ve had a bit of a breeze whip through of the name Storm Doris. Doris went on to remove many fence panel (shout out to Paul Jenkins) and some trees fell over too. As far as I’m aware nobody locally was seriously injured. There were some reports of minor injuries being sustained, (another shout out to Paul Jenkins), I even ended up getting involved with moving bits of a fallen tree.

What happened was on Thursday, I was just watching social media, well it was my on my day off and I noticed someone report that a tree had fallen down on The Rake. Right, I thought, time for some on the stop finger on the pulse journalism.

I left my house and started running up towards The Rake, before realising that was a stupid idea given I had to pick my son up in just ten minutes so I turned round and got my car.

Once at the bottom of The Rake, it wasn’t obvious where this tree was, I couldn’t see it from the bottom, so I decided to drive up and take a look. Right at the top was the tree, fallen from the

Coming up this week on the website I’ve got a few recipes from our fantastic local restaurants Pancake Day

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