This is Rammy - the podcast about Ramsbottom, its residents and businesses. https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk This is Rammy is a podcast for Ramsbottom and the surrounding areas. Hosted by Lee, I bring events, news, interviews and reviews as well as general information from the Ramsbottom area. Sat, 28 Jul 2018 09:37:22 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 This is Rammy is an award winning community podcast for Ramsbottom and the surrounding areas. Bringing events, news, reviews and interviews, as well as general information from the Ramsbottom area.<br /> <br /> Created, produced and hosted by Lee, a local resident who having moved to Ramsbottom discovered a lack of information in podcast form. Listen each week where you'll learn more about the town, more about the local businesses and what's going on. Lee Ball clean Lee Ball lee@thisisrammy.co.uk lee@thisisrammy.co.uk (Lee Ball) The Award Winning Podcast for Ramsbottom This is Rammy - the podcast about Ramsbottom, its residents and businesses. https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/podcast/images/ThisIsRammyAlbumArt.jpg https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk TV-14 Ramsbottom, UK Weekly 71427708 Cranes, Cakes and Changes – Episode 111 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/cranes-cakes-and-changes-episode-111/ Sat, 28 Jul 2018 09:00:15 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=18688 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/cranes-cakes-and-changes-episode-111/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/cranes-cakes-and-changes-episode-111/feed/ 0 <p>There’s a number of changes happening in Ramsbottom currently. There’s gas pipes being changed, several buildings being renovated ready for new businesses (The Masons, Yummies, Toppings Butchers, The Venetian) and there’s a Cake Sale coming up in Ramsbottom Fire Station (see below). What do you think about all the changes happening around Ramsbottom currently? I’d […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/cranes-cakes-and-changes-episode-111/">Cranes, Cakes and Changes – Episode 111</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

There’s a number of changes happening in Ramsbottom currently. There’s gas pipes being changed, several buildings being renovated ready for new businesses (The Masons, Yummies, Toppings Butchers, The Venetian) and there’s a Cake Sale coming up in Ramsbottom Fire Station (see below).

What do you think about all the changes happening around Ramsbottom currently? I’d love to hear from you, click on the comments box below or leave me a voicemail and you might hear yourself on the show (unless you ask me not to):


Upcoming Events:

Summer Fete

If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.

Episode Links:

Your Support Matters Website

Your Support Matters Facebook Page

Tre Ciccio

Bartisserie2

 

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There’s a number of changes happening in Ramsbottom currently. There’s gas pipes being changed, several buildings being renovated ready for new businesses (The Masons, Yummies, Toppings Butchers, The Venetian) and there’s a Cake Sale coming up in Ramsb... There’s a number of changes happening in Ramsbottom currently. There’s gas pipes being changed, several buildings being renovated ready for new businesses (The Masons, Yummies, Toppings Butchers, The Venetian) and there’s a Cake Sale coming up in Ramsbottom Fire Station (see below). What do you think about all the changes happening around Ramsbottom currently? I’d […] Lee Ball 12:36 18688
1940s Weekend 2018 – Episode 110 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/1940s-weekend-2018-episode-110/ Thu, 24 May 2018 06:00:56 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=17789 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/1940s-weekend-2018-episode-110/#comments https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/1940s-weekend-2018-episode-110/feed/ 1 <p>It’s coming up to the May bank holiday this weekend and one of the regular events on the Ramsbottom calendar around this time is the 1940s weekend, or war weekend as it was previously known but for obvious reasons this name fell out of fashion. This time the 1940s weekend has had a bit of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/1940s-weekend-2018-episode-110/">1940s Weekend 2018 – Episode 110</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

It’s coming up to the May bank holiday this weekend and one of the regular events on the Ramsbottom calendar around this time is the 1940s weekend, or war weekend as it was previously known but for obvious reasons this name fell out of fashion.

This time the 1940s weekend has had a bit of an overhaul and one person leading this charge was none other than Jane Pritchard of Mrs P’s Ice Cream.

I spoke with Jane off the Mic this weekend to find out more about what’s been going on. She told me that the event has been funded by local businesses in Ramsbottom, 40 of them in total, each of which has donated £30 to put the event on. As well as that, they’ve managed to rope in the window cleaner to hang the bunting of which there is 800 meters up and down Bridge Street.

So, let me get to what you’re wanting to know, exactly what is going to be happening at the 1940s weekend. Well, as always there will be a large presence from East Lancs Railway including them bringing some additional vehicles down from Bury to Ramsbottom to be put on display.

The schedule for East Lancs Railway events is:

Saturday 26 May 2018

Kelly Ann Waldie Ramsbottom Station Music & Dancing 10 am 4 pm
Battle Re-Enactment Ramsbottom Station Battles & Re-Enactments 2:50 pm 3:10 pm
WW2 Command Centre Ramsbottom Station Displays, Exhibitions & Stalls 10 am 4 pm
French Café Display Ramsbottom Station Displays, Exhibitions & Stalls 10 am 4 pm

Sunday 27 May 2018

Paul Harper & Mr Don Gentile Ramsbottom Station Music & Dancing 10 am 4 pm
Military Parade Ramsbottom Station Battles & Re-Enactments 1:30pm 2:15pm
WW2 Command Centre Ramsbottom Station Displays, Exhibitions & Stalls 10 am 4 pm
French Café Display Ramsbottom Station Displays, Exhibitions & Stalls 10 am 4 pm

Episode Links:

East Lancashire Railway 1940s Weekend 2018

Mrs P’s Ice Cream Shop

Full steam ahead for East Lancashire Railway’s 1940s event – Bury Times

 

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It’s coming up to the May bank holiday this weekend and one of the regular events on the Ramsbottom calendar around this time is the 1940s weekend, or war weekend as it was previously known but for obvious reasons this name fell out of fashion. It’s coming up to the May bank holiday this weekend and one of the regular events on the Ramsbottom calendar around this time is the 1940s weekend, or war weekend as it was previously known but for obvious reasons this name fell out of fashion. This time the 1940s weekend has had a bit of […] Lee Ball 18:48 17789
Litter Picking with Jackie and Isabel Griffiths – Episode 109 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/litter-picking-with-jackie-and-isabel-griffiths-episode-109/ Sat, 12 May 2018 07:30:19 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=17285 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/litter-picking-with-jackie-and-isabel-griffiths-episode-109/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/litter-picking-with-jackie-and-isabel-griffiths-episode-109/feed/ 0 <p>Jackie Griffith’s and daughter Isabel are two people who haven’t sat around waiting for things to get fixed, they’ve had intention, direction, a purpose and have got s*&t done! After retiring early to look after her parents, Jackie found that she had some spare time, and with her daughter Isabel, who had recently returned from […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/litter-picking-with-jackie-and-isabel-griffiths-episode-109/">Litter Picking with Jackie and Isabel Griffiths – Episode 109</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

Jackie Griffith’s and daughter Isabel are two people who haven’t sat around waiting for things to get fixed, they’ve had intention, direction, a purpose and have got s*&t done!

After retiring early to look after her parents, Jackie found that she had some spare time, and with her daughter Isabel, who had recently returned from a thought provoking trip to Madagascar, felt starting regular events to tidy up around Ramsbottom will be a great use of their time.

With the help of Isabel, they created the Facebook Group Litter Picking Ramsbottom to help bring in some volunteers from around the area to help. Many hands make light work as the saying goes.

Jackie strongly believes it’s a social responsibility that we all have to help clear the little and general waste that is stuck in our undergrowth. With more people onboard, more can get done.

It was when volunteering in Madagascar in 2017 that Isabel came face to face with the sheer scale of a problem plastic and litter has on the planet.

It’s not just Jackie and Isabel though, there are at the time of posting this episode 127 other members in the Facebook group. Which is fantastic, but what is really needed is more people being able to go on a pick, as there tends to be the same faces each time.

In around ten litter picks the Ramsbottom Litter Picking Group has collected roughly enough litter to fill 60 large bags, that’s not only an amazing achievement but it’s a shocking thought.

I hope you enjoyed the podcast interview this week.

Episode Links:

Isabel Madagascar Instagram Post

Plastic Oceans

Litter Picking Ramsbottom Facebook Group

Litter Picking Ramsbottom Instagram Feed

Litter Picking Ramsbottom Twitter Feed

 

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Jackie Griffith’s and daughter Isabel are two people who haven’t sat around waiting for things to get fixed, they’ve had intention, direction, a purpose and have got s*&t done! After retiring early to look after her parents, Jackie Griffith’s and daughter Isabel are two people who haven’t sat around waiting for things to get fixed, they’ve had intention, direction, a purpose and have got s*&t done! After retiring early to look after her parents, Jackie found that she had some spare time, and with her daughter Isabel, who had recently returned from […] Lee Ball 43:29 17285
Sarah Hill owner of Swimmingly – Episode 108 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sarah-hill-owner-of-swimmingly-episode-108/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:25:50 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=15901 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sarah-hill-owner-of-swimmingly-episode-108/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sarah-hill-owner-of-swimmingly-episode-108/feed/ 0 <p>When Sarah first discovered Total Immersion Swimming she realised that this way of swimming was so groundbreaking that she wanted to become a teacher. Sarah’s commitment to making swimming enjoyable and accessible to all helped her gain recognition as the I Will If You Will Bury Sporting Female Of The Year for 2015. Sarah is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sarah-hill-owner-of-swimmingly-episode-108/">Sarah Hill owner of Swimmingly – Episode 108</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

When Sarah first discovered Total Immersion Swimming she realised that this way of swimming was so groundbreaking that she wanted to become a teacher.

Sarah’s commitment to making swimming enjoyable and accessible to all helped her gain recognition as the I Will If You Will Bury Sporting Female Of The Year for 2015.

Demonstrating relaxed arm entry into the water

Sarah is a Level 2 Total Immersion coach and a level 2 swimming teacher who is passionate about making the pleasure and benefits of Total Immersion swimming available to all regardless of age, background, aspiration or fitness levels.

This podcast interview was conducted inside the Swimmingly Pool area and despite the fact it was a December day it was really cosy and relaxing, a great environment to learn to swim.

There is limited availability for lessons with Swimmingly as Sarah provides a fantastic 1:1 service. They are great value for money as you generally require a lot fewer lessons than you would taking normal swimming lessons and having the 1:1 support means you get better, quicker.

Sarah custom built the pool in the garden of her own house which not only gives her a fantastic commute but it means that Ramsbottom residents have access to a facility that is nowhere else for miles. The next nearest Total Immersion teacher is in Leeds, check it out.

You can get in touch with Sarah at Swimmingly for private swimming lessons and coaching on:

Shout Outs:

Thanks to all the new likers and followers of the This is Rammy social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, especially:

Louise Good, Holly Crawford, Stacey Wilde, Matty White, Jon Fielding, Lianne Troughton, Mark Taylor, Sarah O’Connor

Great to have you all onboard, feel free to get in touch any time.

If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, take a look and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.

Episode Links:

Swimmingly Website

Fastlane Machine

Total Immersion Swimming

Shinji Swimming YouTube

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When Sarah first discovered Total Immersion Swimming she realised that this way of swimming was so groundbreaking that she wanted to become a teacher. Sarah’s commitment to making swimming enjoyable and accessible to all helped her gain recognition as ... When Sarah first discovered Total Immersion Swimming she realised that this way of swimming was so groundbreaking that she wanted to become a teacher. Sarah’s commitment to making swimming enjoyable and accessible to all helped her gain recognition as the I Will If You Will Bury Sporting Female Of The Year for 2015. Sarah is […] Lee Ball 34:02 15901
Rammy Rocks Festival and Local News – Episode 107 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rammy-rocks-festival-and-local-news-episode-107/ Sun, 01 Apr 2018 08:00:54 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=15729 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rammy-rocks-festival-and-local-news-episode-107/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rammy-rocks-festival-and-local-news-episode-107/feed/ 0 <p>Not a week goes by in Ramsbottom without something amazing to talk about, this week we had the fantastic Rammy Rocks Festival held in Nuttall Park in aid of various charities. I’ve mentioned Rammy Rocks before, the last episode in fact where they were hosting a stall at the Chocolate Festival to get everyone involved. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rammy-rocks-festival-and-local-news-episode-107/">Rammy Rocks Festival and Local News – Episode 107</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

Not a week goes by in Ramsbottom without something amazing to talk about, this week we had the fantastic Rammy Rocks Festival held in Nuttall Park in aid of various charities. I’ve mentioned Rammy Rocks before, the last episode in fact where they were hosting a stall at the Chocolate Festival to get everyone involved.

The first Rammy Rocks Festival event was held on the 31st of March 2018 in Nuttall Park. My family and I wandered down at around half past 10, the event having started at 10 was already getting busy.

To give you some background on the whole Rammy Rocks thing, if you’ve not heard of it. The whole premise behind this group and many others online are to get children to do craft and get outdoors. That’s what they call in the trade as a one two punch. Not only are you getting them away from the screens to do some crafting, but in order to realise the full potential of that craft they have to get outside and hide it, and also look for others who have done the same too.

The steps from the Facebook group state:

– find some stones
– paint them however you like (acrylic paint works best)
– varnish them – (stops the paint from running)
– put f/b Rammyrocks on the back so people know where to post their finds
– helpful if you post where you’ve hidden them but you don’t have to
– if you find one – please post so people know
– either keep it or re-hide
– join in and paint some of your own

You don’t have to be artistic – paint anything you want – it’s not about who does the best but about taking part and letting the kids have fun (as well as us adults – it’s addictive!)

First Rammy Rocks Festival A Great Success

Rammyrock Search

We got to the event and queued up, paid our £3 which got us a Rammyrocksearch sheet with 9 clues and a rock to paint. In addition we could buy tickets for the tombola where there were LOADS of excellently painted rocks by the very talented volunteers at Rammy Rocks HQ, you could also guess the weight of the rock and there were loads of cakes for sale in Nuttall Park Ranger Base.

The event was excellently organised and my family very much enjoyed searching for the rocks, not only providing some welcome exercise but also the ability to explore parts of Nuttall Park you might not often visit.

The best bit of all was that from the event £1750 was raised for charity! £750 went to Bury Hospice, £400 to Tyler Longden and the Friends of Nuttall Park received a much needed £600.

Well done to all involved (you know who you are), it was a very well put together affair, I hope you get some much needed rest.

In other news:

Bev’s Barbers Closes its doors:

The ever popular Beverley Macca, owner of Bev’s Barbers in Ramsbottom has decided to hang up her scissors and Bev’s Barbers closed its doors for the final time this Saturday.

Bev had recently had two operations on a precancerous condition and speaking to Bury Times Bev said:

I have got a lot of things ongoing and I don’t need the stress of running a business when I’m concentrating on getting better… I will continue with the laundry downstairs because I’m not as restricted doing that and can work at my own pace around hospital appointments.

I’d like to wish Bev good health and hope that she gets better soon. My son and I will miss coming to your barbers to get our mops cut.

Ramsbottom Litter Pick a great success:

On a Facebook group this month a lady named Jackie Griffiths posted a message asking if anyone would like to start a litter picking group. Jackie is retired and mentioned she often goes out during the day and has done this before to other areas of Ramsbottom.

No sooner had she posted that than she created the Facebook Group Litter Picking Ramsbottom where the first picking event was organised for the 28th of March in Nuttall Park. A total of 2 hours were spent by many volunteers who by picking litter collected in over 20 bags of litter from our park.

The next litter picking event is scheduled for Saturday April the 7th and will be around Church Fields which is next to St Andrews Church. This is often a place where litter is deposited by the wind and people. If you are able to spare any time, meet outside St Andrews Church at 10am where you can also park. Please wear strong gloves, sturdy boots and a warm coat.

Litter Picking @ Church Fields

Upcoming Events:

If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:

Ramsbottom April Farmers Food and Craft Market

Bat Walk

Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:

Bury Times Ramsbottom Events Page.

East Lancs Railway Facebook events page.

Your Local Bury events page.

Tower FM Events Calendar

If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.

Shout Outs:

Thanks to all the new likers and followers of the This is Rammy social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, including:

Emma Clegg, Charlotte Lane, Dionne Standbridge Sue Kent, Mike Evans, Sarah O’Connor, Rachael May

Great to have you all onboard, feel free to get in touch any time.

If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, take a look and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.

Episode Links:

Ramsbottom barber to hang up her scissors for the final time this weekend – Bury Times

Ramsbottom residents help to clean up Nuttall Park – Bury Times

RammyRocks Facebook Group

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Not a week goes by in Ramsbottom without something amazing to talk about, this week we had the fantastic Rammy Rocks Festival held in Nuttall Park in aid of various charities. I’ve mentioned Rammy Rocks before, Not a week goes by in Ramsbottom without something amazing to talk about, this week we had the fantastic Rammy Rocks Festival held in Nuttall Park in aid of various charities. I’ve mentioned Rammy Rocks before, the last episode in fact where they were hosting a stall at the Chocolate Festival to get everyone involved. […] Lee Ball 15:11 15729
How to fail at interviews at Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2018 – Episode 106 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/how-to-fail-at-interviews-at-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-2018-episode-106/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 08:00:54 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=15522 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/how-to-fail-at-interviews-at-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-2018-episode-106/#comments https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/how-to-fail-at-interviews-at-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-2018-episode-106/feed/ 1 <p>This weekend it’s been the return of one of the most successful events that is on the Ramsbottom calendar. That event is the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival. This year we’ve seen potentially a record turnout of people with the streets heaving with people all eagre to buy chocolate of various shapes and sizes. Whilst chatting to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/how-to-fail-at-interviews-at-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-2018-episode-106/">How to fail at interviews at Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2018 – Episode 106</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

This weekend it’s been the return of one of the most successful events that is on the Ramsbottom calendar. That event is the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival. This year we’ve seen potentially a record turnout of people with the streets heaving with people all eagre to buy chocolate of various shapes and sizes.

Whilst chatting to Little Blonde Bakes and asking about their dwindling stock the stall owner mentioned that her daughter was back baking more right that minute. I know they are due back on Sunday with lots more stock. Whilst I’m talking about them, if you’ve not heard of Little Blonde Bakes, they’re local and make some lovely looking cakes and bakes. Check out their Instagram page.

 

 

One of the reasons I was visiting the festival was because a friend suggested it would be great to chat to some people visiting the festival, see how far they’ve came from etc. Great idea, something I’d thought about doing previously but it’s often so busy it’s difficult to stop without causing an obstruction. Nice and easy right? Just I’ll chat to a few people, ask them where they’ve come from and if they’ve been before.

 

I was totally wrong, the first family were lovely, Linzi, Paul and Amy who came from Chadderton to visit the chocolate festival, then I struck out, nobody was interested. I have to put it down to it being lunchtime, and me clearing having a “don’t talk to me I’m a weirdo” look on my face.

As well as the chocolate festival this weekend me and my son were out looking for Rammy Rocks down near the River Irwell. Speaking of which, did you get chance to visit the Rammy Rocks stall at the Chocolate Festival? You could paint and make your own creations, then you could choose to hide or keep them too. Great work all involved.

If you’ve not aware of Rammy Rocks, check out the Facebook group.

Thanks for listening to the podcast, come back next week where there will be another locally created all natural (sort of) episode waiting for you.

 

 


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This weekend it’s been the return of one of the most successful events that is on the Ramsbottom calendar. That event is the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival. This year we’ve seen potentially a record turnout of people with the streets heaving with people... This weekend it’s been the return of one of the most successful events that is on the Ramsbottom calendar. That event is the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival. This year we’ve seen potentially a record turnout of people with the streets heaving with people all eagre to buy chocolate of various shapes and sizes. Whilst chatting to […] Lee Ball 9:40 15522
10th Anniversary of Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival – Episode 105 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/10th-anniversary-of-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-episode-105/ Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:00:39 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=15257 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/10th-anniversary-of-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-episode-105/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/10th-anniversary-of-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-episode-105/feed/ 0 <p>With just a week until the annual Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival, I thought as its the tenth year of the festival, I’d go back over the history of the event, as well as giving you some information on what you can expect from it this year. The very first Chocolate Festival was on Sunday April 5th […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/10th-anniversary-of-ramsbottom-chocolate-festival-episode-105/">10th Anniversary of Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival – Episode 105</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

With just a week until the annual Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival, I thought as its the tenth year of the festival, I’d go back over the history of the event, as well as giving you some information on what you can expect from it this year.

Paul Morris of The Chocolate Café Ramsbottom
Paul Morris, Chief Chocolate Taster from The Chocolate Café Ramsbottom

The very first Chocolate Festival was on Sunday April 5th 2009, the number one single in the UK charts at the time was Lady Gaga, giving away no hints with her Poker Face, if you can cast your mind back that far (here’s a link to the original programme). The brainchild of Paul Morris who having recently opened The Chocolate Cafe wanted to promote the café and the town.

 

2009 Ferrero Rocher Eating World Record Attempt

The festival first started life as a handful of stalls featuring traders such as Slattery’s, Meantime Chocolate Beer and Ramsbottoms regular Park Farm. There were also activities such a Giant Easter Egg Competition, World Record attempt at Most Ferrero Rocher Eaten in 1 Minute and even Chocolat being screened by Real2Reel Cinema.

From these beginnings the festival has grown year on year, Paul Morris has now sold the chocolate café and neither he nor the cafe have any involvement in organising the festival.

I spoke to Terri Fletcher of Ramsbottom Markets to get the lowdown. Terri and her husband began helping with the festival as volunteers back in 2010 having opened a shop of Bridge Street (Purple Tiger).

In 2016 the festival received a record number of visitors so in 2017 the footprint of the festival was extended to use more of the town centre.

This was in part to encourage people to wander around the Town enjoying all of the independent shops and bars along their way. It was also to make the chocolate festival easier to move around.

This year the festival is using as much of the town centre as possible, we have an indoor food and craft market inside the Civic Hall, there is the fun truck and hot food at Market Place and as always, Bridge Street has the traditional market stalls with everything chocolatey that Ramsbottom Markets could possibly think of. From your standard bars and eggs to chocolate cakes, brownies, cheese, wine, spirits, bath products, you name it, they’ll have it (within reason).

The first festival was small enough that Bridge Street remained open.

As well, there will be stalls selling hot food at St Paul’s Church Gardens, there will be children’s rides on the site of the former police station as well as a donut and waffle truck using Slattery chocolate.

On the car parks to the rear of Bridge Street there will be hot Street food, children’s rides, a Prosecco and Gin van truck, Lancashire hawks and owls and visitors like the dogs trust.

There is usually an Easter Egg hunt; but this year a donation was made to Rammy Rocks. They are having a stall at the Saturday car park site where you can go and decorate your own rock to hide, in addition they have decorated some special Rammy Rocks.. if you find a prize rock you can exchange it for an Easter egg 🥚.

As well as that, on Saturday Tower FM will also be broadcasting from the event chatting to traders and visitors and giving away some goodies. Bury fair trade will also be at the event and they have chocolate to sample and be giving helpful information about buying fair trade.

To get in and out there is the park and ride running from Woodhey High School where there will be two coaches running in and out of the festival both days.

Thanks very much to John Leyland of the Ramsbottom Heritage Society for the photos.

Upcoming Events:

If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:

Ramsbottom Tenth Annual Chocolate Festival 2018

 

Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:

Bury Times Ramsbottom Events Page.

East Lancs Railway Facebook events page.

Your Local Bury events page.

Tower FM Events Calendar

If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.

Keeping it Social:

Thanks to all the new likers and followers of the This is Rammy social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Great to have you all onboard, feel free to get in touch any time.

If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, please do so and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.

Episode Links:

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2018

 


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With just a week until the annual Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival, I thought as its the tenth year of the festival, I’d go back over the history of the event, as well as giving you some information on what you can expect from it this year. With just a week until the annual Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival, I thought as its the tenth year of the festival, I’d go back over the history of the event, as well as giving you some information on what you can expect from it this year. The very first Chocolate Festival was on Sunday April 5th […] Lee Ball 7:57 15257
KG Hypnobirthing Teacher and Doula, Kati Edwards – Episode 104 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/kg-hypnobirthing-teacher-and-doula-kati-edwards-episode-104/ Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=14874 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/kg-hypnobirthing-teacher-and-doula-kati-edwards-episode-104/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/kg-hypnobirthing-teacher-and-doula-kati-edwards-episode-104/feed/ 0 <p>It’s Mother’s Day, and on this episode of This is Rammy, I bring someone who has had many close connections with expectant mothers. I was introduced to Kati by a local resident who basically said she’d be great to have on the show. Little did I know exactly how much that Kati actually did, from […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/kg-hypnobirthing-teacher-and-doula-kati-edwards-episode-104/">KG Hypnobirthing Teacher and Doula, Kati Edwards – Episode 104</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

It’s Mother’s Day, and on this episode of This is Rammy, I bring someone who has had many close connections with expectant mothers.

I was introduced to Kati by a local resident who basically said she’d be great to have on the show. Little did I know exactly how much that Kati actually did, from drumming to spoken word poetry to being a doula and hypnobirthing teacher.

At first, I’ll be honest, I was not entirely sure how I could do Kati justice, let’s face it, I’m a man and often a males perception of birth is completely different.

Interviewing Kati was a joy, she welcomed me into her home, giving me coffee from a vintage coffee machine and even providing some special visitor slippers to wear, although my feet were a little too big for them.

 Conception and Birth are one event separated by time. – Michel Odent

If Kati sounds like someone you’d like to have on your side during pregnancy and birth (and why wouldn’t she?) you can check out her website Birth You In Love where you can get all her contact details.

Hopefully I’ll see Kati at this years Head for the Hills festival when it comes back to Ramsbottom in September. You never know, maybe one year Drum Machine will be playing and we’ll see her on stage.

 

 

Upcoming Events:

If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:

Ramsbottom Tenth Annual Chocolate Festival 2018

Tornado: The 100mph Steam Engine

 

Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:

Bury Times Ramsbottom Events Page.

East Lancs Railway Facebook events page.

Your Local Bury events page.

Tower FM Events Calendar

If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.

Thanks to all the new likers and followers of the This is Rammy social sites like Facebook and Twitter.

If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, please do so and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.

Episode Links:

Birth You In Love

KG Hypnobirthing

The Association of Radical Midwives (ARM)

Head for the Hills

The Hungry Duck

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships


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It’s Mother’s Day, and on this episode of This is Rammy, I bring someone who has had many close connections with expectant mothers. I was introduced to Kati by a local resident who basically said she’d be great to have on the show. It’s Mother’s Day, and on this episode of This is Rammy, I bring someone who has had many close connections with expectant mothers. I was introduced to Kati by a local resident who basically said she’d be great to have on the show. Little did I know exactly how much that Kati actually did, from […] Lee Ball 47:01 14874
Fire, Ice and cancelled events – Episode 103 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/fire-ice-cancelled-events-episode-103/ Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:00:03 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=14834 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/fire-ice-cancelled-events-episode-103/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/fire-ice-cancelled-events-episode-103/feed/ 0 <p>It’s been bitterly cold this week with the UK taking on the force of the “Beast from the East” providing consistent snow fall causing traffic problems as well as several events to be cancelled including, The Summerseat Players had to cancel their MacBeth Reading and Irwell Works Brewery have had to cancel their Folk and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/fire-ice-cancelled-events-episode-103/">Fire, Ice and cancelled events – Episode 103</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

It’s been bitterly cold this week with the UK taking on the force of the “Beast from the East” providing consistent snow fall causing traffic problems as well as several events to be cancelled including, The Summerseat Players had to cancel their MacBeth Reading and Irwell Works Brewery have had to cancel their Folk and Americana night.

One person who’ll be hoping the weather here in Ramsbottom is as cold as it gets for her is Fiona Botham of popular Ramsbottom restaurants Baratxuri and Levanter as reported recently in The Bury Times.

Fiona and the team of 21 other people from the restaurant business will be trekking Nepal in aid of Action Against Hunger for their Nepal Trek 2018 from April 24th to May the 4th 2018. They hope to raise £110,000 and each team member will be aiming to raise at least £5000 to go towards this total.

Action Against Hunger is a world charity working to carry out innovative, lifesaving programmes in nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene.

Fiona states on her bio for the trek the she “feeds lovely people all week in our restaurants in Ramsbottom & at home tell our 4 young children all the time, “eat up”,”don’t waste food”, & remind them how lucky they are compared to other children & families around the world”. Fiona goes on to say that she is putting her very scared feet where her mouth is to help raise awareness & funds to help this amazing charity.

As of the 28th of February when I’m recording this, Fiona currently has £421 in her pot, if you’d like to donate you can do so at the link below.

Donate to Fiona Botham’s page for Action Against Hunger Nepal Trek 2018.

That’s the ice, what about the fire?

Well there was some drama near Ramsbottom on Sunday the 25th of February as a VW Beetle spontaneously burst into flames causing its driver to flee the scene for as yet unknown circumstances. The car was driving down Bolton Road West just past the Hare and Hounds when it was pulled over by the driver who then hot footed it away leaving the car to set alite.

Ramsbottom Fire Crew were on the scene in just a few minutes and were easily able to get the blaze under control. What remained of the car was a total wreck. Police have confirmed that the incident is being investigated.

Driver flees scene after car bursts into flames in busy Ramsbottom road – Bury Times

Now for something completely different.

One of the things I like to do to promote our town of Ramsbottom, apart from the podcast and blog is to contribute to other sites. One of those contributions I do is to Photos on Google Maps. I got a notification from Google tonight telling me that the photos I’ve submitted have now been viewed over 300,000 times. That’s a surprising amount of coverage and free publicity for our town.

It’s easy to do too, often, if I’m taking a photo for myself, or social media or the site, I’ll also submit it to Google Maps, in fact my phone usually asks if I want to.

This helps to provide potential visitors with a view into what’s on offer in our local establishments. As well as this, I’m a Google Local Guide contributor, here’s my stats as of right now:


I’m not just blowing my horn here, you can help too. The next time you take a cheeky photo whilst in one of our local cafes or restaurants, consider putting it onto Google Maps, or maybe sign up to be a Google Local Guide, lord knows our area needs it. I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve told Google that Little Craft Cafe is no longer on Bolton Road West.

Upcoming Events:

If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:

Residents’ Weekend

Death of a Salesman

 

Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:

Bury Times Ramsbottom Events Page.

East Lancs Railway Facebook events page.

Your Local Bury events page.

Tower FM Events Calendar

If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.

Shout Outs:

Thanks to all the new likers and followers of the This is Rammy social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, including:

Rose Wolfenden, Hannah Louise, Steve Connor, Kieran Hall, Ben Calderbank and one from Instagram, Lisa Platt

Really lovely to know you support what I do with the site and podcast, thanks for your contributions.

If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, please do so and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.

Episode Links:

Action Against Hunger Nepal Trek 2018

Driver flees scene after car bursts into flames in busy Ramsbottom road – Bury Times

 


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It’s been bitterly cold this week with the UK taking on the force of the “Beast from the East” providing consistent snow fall causing traffic problems as well as several events to be cancelled including, The Summerseat Players had to cancel their MacBe... It’s been bitterly cold this week with the UK taking on the force of the “Beast from the East” providing consistent snow fall causing traffic problems as well as several events to be cancelled including, The Summerseat Players had to cancel their MacBeth Reading and Irwell Works Brewery have had to cancel their Folk and […] Lee Ball 15:29 14834
Hearts for Homes with Kerry Khan – Episode 102 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/hearts-homes-kerry-khan-episode-102/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:52 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=14575 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/hearts-homes-kerry-khan-episode-102/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/hearts-homes-kerry-khan-episode-102/feed/ 0 <p>If you’ve never visited Hearts for Homes in Ramsbottom then you’re missing out on a real gem of the town. Not only can you take away a little Ramsbottom emblazoned souvenir but you can also buy a variety of unique one of a kind crafted items made by very talented locals such as Lynne the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/hearts-homes-kerry-khan-episode-102/">Hearts for Homes with Kerry Khan – Episode 102</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>

If you’ve never visited Hearts for Homes in Ramsbottom then you’re missing out on a real gem of the town. Not only can you take away a little Ramsbottom emblazoned souvenir but you can also buy a variety of unique one of a kind crafted items made by very talented locals such as Lynne the Mudlark and artist Stuart Barkley who I interviewed on the podcast back in episode 73.

Opening Day

Originally starting out as a place for Kerry to sell her upcycling works, Hearts for Homes has been in business since May 2016 where Kerry had an opening day with bubbles and cake.

This is the first shop that Kerry has ever owned, previously working as a nurse and before that an accountant, although Kerry now pays for someone else to do her books.

Kerry is a self proclaimed “chatterbox” so don’t think you can just nip in for one or two things, you’ll be there for a lovely catch-up too and Kerry is always on hand to provide a lovely warm welcome.

Shop by Day Social Media by Night

Kerry is always busy with the shop, even when she’s finished in the shop for the day she is still working at home responding to messages and creating content for the Facebook and Instagram pages.

One thing that has changed since the shop opened is that people are more often than not coming to Kerry with their crafts and stock as opposed to Kerry having to go source items although she still does enjoy sourcing items that she’d like to have herself.

If you plan on visiting Ramsbottom Hearts for Homes needs to be on your list to visit, and once you’ve been there you can nip for a coffee and some cake (or even cheese) in The Mouse Trap and say Hi to Mellissa Brown or even nip down to The Brewery for a pint or two.

Local News – [12:20]

A few things have been announced recently around Ramsbottom, two of which are quite sad. The House of Beer will be closing its doors on February 24th for the last time and today I learned that Laura of Lolos will be selling to another owner at the end of the month too. Lolos has achieved amazing things in the three years it’s been here, first opening with a store as well as Restaurant then moving on to selling cocktails but continually producing amazing food.

 

Upcoming Events: – [15:20]

If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:

Open studio

Residents’ Weekend

Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:

Bury Times Ramsbottom Events Page.

East Lancs Railway Facebook events page.

Your Local Bury events page.

Tower FM Events Calendar

If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.

Shout Outs: – [19:15]

Thanks to all the new likers and followers of the This is Rammy social sites such as Facebook and Twitter, including:

Graeme and Jamie Hoyle, Cath Hurst, Lindsey Chattwood, Leesa Beckwith and Patricia Walker

Great to have you all onboard, feel free to get in touch.

If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, please do so and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.

Episode Links:

East Lancashire Railway Residents Permit

Lolos Vegan and Raw

Hearts for Homes

 


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If you’ve never visited Hearts for Homes in Ramsbottom then you’re missing out on a real gem of the town. Not only can you take away a little Ramsbottom emblazoned souvenir but you can also buy a variety of unique one of a kind crafted items made by ve... If you’ve never visited Hearts for Homes in Ramsbottom then you’re missing out on a real gem of the town. Not only can you take away a little Ramsbottom emblazoned souvenir but you can also buy a variety of unique one of a kind crafted items made by very talented locals such as Lynne the […] Lee Ball 21:40 14575
Ramsbottom 101 – Episode 101 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-101-episode-101/ Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:00:13 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=14312 <p>I’ve decided to take the opportunity of episode 101 to recap on a bit of Ramsbottom information, maybe you’re new to the podcast or new to Ramsbottom in general. Let’s be honest though, episode 101 was a great chance to do a Ramsbottom 101, or a basic guide to Ramsbottom in audio form. If you’re […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-101-episode-101/">Ramsbottom 101 – Episode 101</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> I’ve decided to take the opportunity of episode 101 to recap on a bit of Ramsbottom information, maybe you’re new to the podcast or new to Ramsbottom in general. Let’s be honest though, episode 101 was a great chance to do a Ramsbottom 101, I’ve decided to take the opportunity of episode 101 to recap on a bit of Ramsbottom information, maybe you’re new to the podcast or new to Ramsbottom in general. Let’s be honest though, episode 101 was a great chance to do a Ramsbottom 101, or a basic guide to Ramsbottom in audio form. If you’re […] Lee Ball 13:06 14312 Ambient Ramsbottom – Episode 100 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ambient-ramsbottom-episode-100/ Sat, 03 Feb 2018 19:58:53 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=11455 <p>It’s sort of a tradition amongst Podcasters to do something slightly different for their episode 100, so for the episode 100 of This is Rammy I’m going to take you to three places in Ramsbottom. The They are The East Lancashire Railway Station, Nuttall Park by the River and Bridge Street on a quiet Sunday […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ambient-ramsbottom-episode-100/">Ambient Ramsbottom – Episode 100</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It’s sort of a tradition amongst Podcasters to do something slightly different for their episode 100, so for the episode 100 of This is Rammy I’m going to take you to three places in Ramsbottom. The They are The East Lancashire Railway Station, It’s sort of a tradition amongst Podcasters to do something slightly different for their episode 100, so for the episode 100 of This is Rammy I’m going to take you to three places in Ramsbottom. The They are The East Lancashire Railway Station, Nuttall Park by the River and Bridge Street on a quiet Sunday […] Lee Ball 13:00 11455 Tom Sneesby of Grape to Grain, Ramsbottom – Episode 99 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tom-sneesby-grape-grain-ramsbottom-episode-99/ Sun, 26 Nov 2017 22:32:22 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=12538 <p>PLEASE NOTE THIS INTERVIEW RECORDING CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE I first heard of Grape to Grain back in 2016 when they opened up in Prestwich, but as I rarely visit that town, I’d never paid it too much thought. Fast forward to 2017 and when I heard that they were coming to Ramsbottom, naturally my interest […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tom-sneesby-grape-grain-ramsbottom-episode-99/">Tom Sneesby of Grape to Grain, Ramsbottom – Episode 99</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> PLEASE NOTE THIS INTERVIEW RECORDING CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE I first heard of Grape to Grain back in 2016 when they opened up in Prestwich, but as I rarely visit that town, I’d never paid it too much thought. PLEASE NOTE THIS INTERVIEW RECORDING CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE I first heard of Grape to Grain back in 2016 when they opened up in Prestwich, but as I rarely visit that town, I’d never paid it too much thought. Fast forward to 2017 and when I heard that they were coming to Ramsbottom, naturally my interest […] Lee Ball yes 48:54 12538 Christmas Tree Festival 2017 with Dundee United Reformed Church – Episode 98 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/christmas-tree-festival-2017-dundee-united-reformed-church-episode-98/ Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:00:59 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=12352 <p>We’re well known for putting on fantastic events and festivals here in Ramsbottom, but have you heard of the Ramsbottom Christmas Tree Festival? This event is starting on the 1st of December down at Dundee United Reformed Church. Local shops and businesses will provide a Christmas tree to Dundee United Reformed Church decorated in their […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/christmas-tree-festival-2017-dundee-united-reformed-church-episode-98/">Christmas Tree Festival 2017 with Dundee United Reformed Church – Episode 98</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> We’re well known for putting on fantastic events and festivals here in Ramsbottom, but have you heard of the Ramsbottom Christmas Tree Festival? This event is starting on the 1st of December down at Dundee United Reformed Church. We’re well known for putting on fantastic events and festivals here in Ramsbottom, but have you heard of the Ramsbottom Christmas Tree Festival? This event is starting on the 1st of December down at Dundee United Reformed Church. Local shops and businesses will provide a Christmas tree to Dundee United Reformed Church decorated in their […] Lee Ball clean 33:25 12352 Ramsbottom Park Upgrades – Episode 97 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-park-upgrades-episode-97/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:55 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=11231 <p>Ramsbottom is a town that is constantly going through changes, and with the large turnover of visitors to the town it’s no surprise that some of the facilities start to get a bit worn. This episode I’m talking about some of the recent changes to Nuttall Park and more so Top Park. Now back in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-park-upgrades-episode-97/">Ramsbottom Park Upgrades – Episode 97</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Ramsbottom is a town that is constantly going through changes, and with the large turnover of visitors to the town it’s no surprise that some of the facilities start to get a bit worn. This episode I’m talking about some of the recent changes to Nuttal... Ramsbottom is a town that is constantly going through changes, and with the large turnover of visitors to the town it’s no surprise that some of the facilities start to get a bit worn. This episode I’m talking about some of the recent changes to Nuttall Park and more so Top Park. Now back in […] Lee Ball clean 17:06 11231 Neil Arthur from Blancmange – Episode 96 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/neil-arthur-blancmange-episode-96/ Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:00:16 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=10520 <p>This week I had the honor of being able to interview the fantastic Neil Arthur of the band Blancmange. This came around as Blancmange are playing Darwen Library in October. If you are just “tuning in” for the Neil Arthur interview, to give you a little bit of background about the podcast, This is Rammy […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/neil-arthur-blancmange-episode-96/">Neil Arthur from Blancmange – Episode 96</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week I had the honor of being able to interview the fantastic Neil Arthur of the band Blancmange. This came around as Blancmange are playing Darwen Library in October. If you are just “tuning in” for the Neil Arthur interview, This week I had the honor of being able to interview the fantastic Neil Arthur of the band Blancmange. This came around as Blancmange are playing Darwen Library in October. If you are just “tuning in” for the Neil Arthur interview, to give you a little bit of background about the podcast, This is Rammy […] Lee Ball clean 23:35 10520 Love Your Park Week 2017 – Episode 95 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/love-park-week-2017-episode-95/ Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:00:04 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=10033 <p>Fairly short episode this week to make you aware that this week is Love Your Park Week in Nuttall Park and there is oodles to do for all the family. If you’ve felt a little stuck inside these last few weeks, brave the weather and head on down to Nuttall Park where there is everything […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/love-park-week-2017-episode-95/">Love Your Park Week 2017 – Episode 95</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Fairly short episode this week to make you aware that this week is Love Your Park Week in Nuttall Park and there is oodles to do for all the family. If you’ve felt a little stuck inside these last few weeks, Fairly short episode this week to make you aware that this week is Love Your Park Week in Nuttall Park and there is oodles to do for all the family. If you’ve felt a little stuck inside these last few weeks, brave the weather and head on down to Nuttall Park where there is everything […] Lee Ball clean 10:15 10033 Is it time for more CCTV in Ramsbottom? – Episode 94 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/time-cctv-ramsbottom-episode-94/ Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:00:43 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=9246 <p>I was just putting together the show for this week when I came across some news that really saddened me. The newest shop in Ramsbottom, Bang and Olufsen had been broken into. Not only did the thieves break into it once, they broke into it TWICE. Bang and Olufsen has only been opened since the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/time-cctv-ramsbottom-episode-94/">Is it time for more CCTV in Ramsbottom? – Episode 94</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> I was just putting together the show for this week when I came across some news that really saddened me. The newest shop in Ramsbottom, Bang and Olufsen had been broken into. Not only did the thieves break into it once, they broke into it TWICE. I was just putting together the show for this week when I came across some news that really saddened me. The newest shop in Ramsbottom, Bang and Olufsen had been broken into. Not only did the thieves break into it once, they broke into it TWICE. Bang and Olufsen has only been opened since the […] Lee Ball clean 16:06 9246 Has poison in Nuttall Park returned? – Episode 93 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/poison-nuttall-park-returned-episode-93/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 09:00:54 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=9022 <p>It’s July already, how did that happen! Despite that fact that July has crept up on me, as I’m sure it has you, it has been good to have a dry weekend. After weather that’s been too hot for my pasty skin and recent weather that’s been too wet (of course I’m never happy, I’m British!) […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/poison-nuttall-park-returned-episode-93/">Has poison in Nuttall Park returned? – Episode 93</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It’s July already, how did that happen! Despite that fact that July has crept up on me, as I’m sure it has you, it has been good to have a dry weekend. After weather that’s been too hot for my pasty skin and recent weather that’s been too wet (of cours... It’s July already, how did that happen! Despite that fact that July has crept up on me, as I’m sure it has you, it has been good to have a dry weekend. After weather that’s been too hot for my pasty skin and recent weather that’s been too wet (of course I’m never happy, I’m British!) […] Lee Ball clean 15:09 9022 ComedySportz at Ramsbottom Civic Hall – Episode 92 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/comedysportz-at-ramsbottom-civic-hall-episode-92/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:00:27 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=8828 <p>If you think that you’d need to head to Manchester to be able to take in a comedy show you’d be mistaken. I’m here to tell you this episode about a great family friendly comedy night that’s based right here in our town of Ramsbottom. It’s only here until September more viewings, but you could […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/comedysportz-at-ramsbottom-civic-hall-episode-92/">ComedySportz at Ramsbottom Civic Hall – Episode 92</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> If you think that you’d need to head to Manchester to be able to take in a comedy show you’d be mistaken. I’m here to tell you this episode about a great family friendly comedy night that’s based right here in our town of Ramsbottom. If you think that you’d need to head to Manchester to be able to take in a comedy show you’d be mistaken. I’m here to tell you this episode about a great family friendly comedy night that’s based right here in our town of Ramsbottom. It’s only here until September more viewings, but you could […] Lee Ball clean 12:33 8828 Interview with Pat Duggan of The Doghouse Jazz Bar – Episode 91 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/interview-with-pat-duggan-of-the-doghouse-jazz-bar-episode-91/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:33:11 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=6932 <p>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, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/interview-with-pat-duggan-of-the-doghouse-jazz-bar-episode-91/">Interview with Pat Duggan of The Doghouse Jazz Bar – Episode 91</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> 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 ... 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, […] Lee Ball clean 44:41 6932 Windy Doris, Fallen Trees and the Banana Hook of tat – Episode 90 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/windy-doris-fallen-trees-banana-hook-tat-episode-90/ Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:00:34 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=6350 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/windy-doris-fallen-trees-banana-hook-tat-episode-90/">Windy Doris, Fallen Trees and the Banana Hook of tat – Episode 90</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> 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 ... 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 […] Lee Ball clean 23:14 6350 International Motivational Speaker Richard Ferguson – Episode 89 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/international-motivational-speaker-consultant-richard-ferguson-episode-89/ Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:00:42 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=5962 <p>If you’re just getting to the point of 2017 where your good intentions and New Year’s resolutions are starting to wane, then this week’s guest could be just the ticket to give you that boost you need. Richard Ferguson is an international motivational speaker, as well as this he’s a management consultant working with some […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/international-motivational-speaker-consultant-richard-ferguson-episode-89/">International Motivational Speaker Richard Ferguson – Episode 89</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> If you’re just getting to the point of 2017 where your good intentions and New Year’s resolutions are starting to wane, then this week’s guest could be just the ticket to give you that boost you need. Richard Ferguson is an international motivational s... If you’re just getting to the point of 2017 where your good intentions and New Year’s resolutions are starting to wane, then this week’s guest could be just the ticket to give you that boost you need. Richard Ferguson is an international motivational speaker, as well as this he’s a management consultant working with some […] Lee Ball clean 38:09 5962 Mellissa Brown of The Mouse Trap – Episode 88 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/mellissa-brown-mouse-trap-ramsbottom-episode-88/ Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:00:37 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=5662 <p>Welcome to This is Rammy, I’ve got a fantastic interview this week with local restaurant owner Mellissa Brown of The Mouse Trap. When we first moved to Ramsbottom me and my family had always stared in wonder at the ever increasing sign that was outside The Mouse Trap with the earliest dates available to book for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/mellissa-brown-mouse-trap-ramsbottom-episode-88/">Mellissa Brown of The Mouse Trap – Episode 88</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to This is Rammy, I’ve got a fantastic interview this week with local restaurant owner Mellissa Brown of The Mouse Trap. When we first moved to Ramsbottom me and my family had always stared in wonder at the ever increasing sign that was outside... Welcome to This is Rammy, I’ve got a fantastic interview this week with local restaurant owner Mellissa Brown of The Mouse Trap. When we first moved to Ramsbottom me and my family had always stared in wonder at the ever increasing sign that was outside The Mouse Trap with the earliest dates available to book for […] Lee Ball clean 29:30 5662 Paper, Coffee, Trains and a big win for Ramsbottom United all from a tent! – Episode 87 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/paper-coffee-trains-big-win-ramsbottom-united-tent-episode-87/ Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:30:09 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=5465 <p>How are you? Have you managed to get out in the breaks in rain recently? I don’t know about you but when I’m out for a walk I feel a bit of a fraud. Not because I don’t often go out for walks, but because we live here I tend to be under-dressed compared to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/paper-coffee-trains-big-win-ramsbottom-united-tent-episode-87/">Paper, Coffee, Trains and a big win for Ramsbottom United all from a tent! – Episode 87</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> How are you? Have you managed to get out in the breaks in rain recently? I don’t know about you but when I’m out for a walk I feel a bit of a fraud. Not because I don’t often go out for walks, but because we live here I tend to be under-dressed compare... How are you? Have you managed to get out in the breaks in rain recently? I don’t know about you but when I’m out for a walk I feel a bit of a fraud. Not because I don’t often go out for walks, but because we live here I tend to be under-dressed compared to […] Lee Ball clean 11:34 5465 Ramsbottom Police Station plans and how a Banana made a difference – Episode 86 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-police-station-plans-banana-made-difference-episode-86/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:00:09 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=5338 <p>Welcome to This is Rammy, the podcast dedicated to Ramsbottom, the small town just North of Manchester. The plans for Ramsbottom Police Station have been approved. The application is for two ground floor shops as well as eight apartments above. The style is mentioned to be in keeping with how the area would have originally […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-police-station-plans-banana-made-difference-episode-86/">Ramsbottom Police Station plans and how a Banana made a difference – Episode 86</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to This is Rammy, the podcast dedicated to Ramsbottom, the small town just North of Manchester. The plans for Ramsbottom Police Station have been approved. The application is for two ground floor shops as well as eight apartments above. Welcome to This is Rammy, the podcast dedicated to Ramsbottom, the small town just North of Manchester. The plans for Ramsbottom Police Station have been approved. The application is for two ground floor shops as well as eight apartments above. The style is mentioned to be in keeping with how the area would have originally […] Lee Ball clean 21:55 5338 Ramsbottom Blackout – Episode 85 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-blackout-episode-85/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:53 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=5135 <p>Blackout causes outbreak of candles in Ramsbottom – [0:36] Welcome to This is Rammy, the podcast about Ramsbottom and the surrounding area where the power has returned! No, not me, the power to Ramsbottom. If you’re a resident of the local area you’ll no doubt be aware that Ramsbottom suffered a large power cut on Thursday […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-blackout-episode-85/">Ramsbottom Blackout – Episode 85</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Blackout causes outbreak of candles in Ramsbottom – [0:36] Welcome to This is Rammy, the podcast about Ramsbottom and the surrounding area where the power has returned! No, not me, the power to Ramsbottom. If you’re a resident of the local area you’ll ... Blackout causes outbreak of candles in Ramsbottom – [0:36] Welcome to This is Rammy, the podcast about Ramsbottom and the surrounding area where the power has returned! No, not me, the power to Ramsbottom. If you’re a resident of the local area you’ll no doubt be aware that Ramsbottom suffered a large power cut on Thursday […] Lee Ball clean 12:59 5135 Ramsbottom Running Club with Rowan Ardill – Episode 84 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-running-club-rowan-ardill-episode-84/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:00:18 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=4807 <p>So, since New Year have you got on your list of good intentions an action to get out more? Maybe it’s running? I know, I know, the weather hasn’t exactly been great with the snow recently, but hear me out. On the podcast this week I speak to the fantastic Rowan Ardill of Ramsbottom Running […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-running-club-rowan-ardill-episode-84/">Ramsbottom Running Club with Rowan Ardill – Episode 84</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> So, since New Year have you got on your list of good intentions an action to get out more? Maybe it’s running? I know, I know, the weather hasn’t exactly been great with the snow recently, but hear me out. On the podcast this week I speak to the fantas... So, since New Year have you got on your list of good intentions an action to get out more? Maybe it’s running? I know, I know, the weather hasn’t exactly been great with the snow recently, but hear me out. On the podcast this week I speak to the fantastic Rowan Ardill of Ramsbottom Running […] Lee Ball clean 31:43 4807 A look back at 2016 in Ramsbottom – Episode 83 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/look-back-ramsbottom-2016-episode-83/ Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:00:20 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=4669 <p>A first for the podcast this year, and some people release a retrospective view on the previous year before the year is out, not me, with how unpredictable 2016 was I didn’t want to speak to soon and maybe miss aliens landing in St Paul’s gardens or something along those lines. Now that it actually IS 2017 I’m […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/look-back-ramsbottom-2016-episode-83/">A look back at 2016 in Ramsbottom – Episode 83</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> A first for the podcast this year, and some people release a retrospective view on the previous year before the year is out, not me, with how unpredictable 2016 was I didn’t want to speak to soon and maybe miss aliens landing in St Paul’s gardens or so... A first for the podcast this year, and some people release a retrospective view on the previous year before the year is out, not me, with how unpredictable 2016 was I didn’t want to speak to soon and maybe miss aliens landing in St Paul’s gardens or something along those lines. Now that it actually IS 2017 I’m […] Lee Ball clean 18:10 4669 Is the M66 going to get smarter? – Episode 82 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/m66-going-get-smarter-episode-82/ Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:00:17 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=4121 <p>The rise of Smart motorways, are you ready for the M66 Smart Motorway? Rossendale Free Press is reporting that in a bid to ease congestion and improve transport in our region the M66 is undergoing plans to introduce a Smart Motorway system, much like the M60 is currently having completed. The news outlet reports that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/m66-going-get-smarter-episode-82/">Is the M66 going to get smarter? – Episode 82</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> The rise of Smart motorways, are you ready for the M66 Smart Motorway? Rossendale Free Press is reporting that in a bid to ease congestion and improve transport in our region the M66 is undergoing plans to introduce a Smart Motorway system, The rise of Smart motorways, are you ready for the M66 Smart Motorway? Rossendale Free Press is reporting that in a bid to ease congestion and improve transport in our region the M66 is undergoing plans to introduce a Smart Motorway system, much like the M60 is currently having completed. The news outlet reports that […] Lee Ball clean 15:38 4121 Tardiness and the Christmas rush – Episode 81 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tardiness-christmas-rush-episode-81/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:00:32 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=4016 <p>It’s that time of the year when family time tends to eat into my podcasting time, that coupled with a demanding work schedule and it was a perfect storm, so apologies for the recent tardiness regarding the podcast schedule. Enough talk of that though, let’s crack on with what I do have for you this […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tardiness-christmas-rush-episode-81/">Tardiness and the Christmas rush – Episode 81</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It’s that time of the year when family time tends to eat into my podcasting time, that coupled with a demanding work schedule and it was a perfect storm, so apologies for the recent tardiness regarding the podcast schedule. Enough talk of that though, It’s that time of the year when family time tends to eat into my podcasting time, that coupled with a demanding work schedule and it was a perfect storm, so apologies for the recent tardiness regarding the podcast schedule. Enough talk of that though, let’s crack on with what I do have for you this […] Lee Ball clean 14:48 4016 Ramsbottom food gets snapped on Instagram – Episode 80 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-food-gets-snapped-instagram-episode-80/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:39:46 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3769 <p>Welcome to This is Rammy, your sometimes weekly source for all things Ramsbottom in an audible form. Well I don’t know about you but I’ve had to get that heating cranked up this week, hasn’t it gone cold. One thing for sure, we are well and truly on our way to cosy nights in or […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-food-gets-snapped-instagram-episode-80/">Ramsbottom food gets snapped on Instagram – Episode 80</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to This is Rammy, your sometimes weekly source for all things Ramsbottom in an audible form. Well I don’t know about you but I’ve had to get that heating cranked up this week, hasn’t it gone cold. One thing for sure, Welcome to This is Rammy, your sometimes weekly source for all things Ramsbottom in an audible form. Well I don’t know about you but I’ve had to get that heating cranked up this week, hasn’t it gone cold. One thing for sure, we are well and truly on our way to cosy nights in or […] Lee Ball clean 21:15 3769 Two easy ways to save money on East Lancs Railway – Episode 79 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/two-easy-ways-save-money-east-lancs-railway-episode-79/ Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:00:17 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3710 <p>It’s been a chilly week in Ramsbottom giving us a taste of what’s to come as we slowly slip out of Autumn and towards Winter. The Christmas trees on each business are lit on Bridge Street and everything on TV certainly has a very festive theme, even the John Lewis advert is out now. I’ve […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/two-easy-ways-save-money-east-lancs-railway-episode-79/">Two easy ways to save money on East Lancs Railway – Episode 79</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It’s been a chilly week in Ramsbottom giving us a taste of what’s to come as we slowly slip out of Autumn and towards Winter. The Christmas trees on each business are lit on Bridge Street and everything on TV certainly has a very festive theme, It’s been a chilly week in Ramsbottom giving us a taste of what’s to come as we slowly slip out of Autumn and towards Winter. The Christmas trees on each business are lit on Bridge Street and everything on TV certainly has a very festive theme, even the John Lewis advert is out now. I’ve […] Lee Ball clean 21:41 3710 Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary with Chris Taylor – Episode 78 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/bleakholt-animal-sanctuary-chris-taylor-episode-78/ Sun, 06 Nov 2016 10:30:10 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3673 <p>Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, having originally set up by Olive Lomas after saving a donkey named Maude from slaughter; Bleakholt is now one of the largest animal sanctuaries of it’s kind in the North West. Since moving to Edenfield in 1957; just a few miles outside of Ramsbottom, Bleakholt has grown and now boasts a 55 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/bleakholt-animal-sanctuary-chris-taylor-episode-78/">Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary with Chris Taylor – Episode 78</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, having originally set up by Olive Lomas after saving a donkey named Maude from slaughter; Bleakholt is now one of the largest animal sanctuaries of it’s kind in the North West. Since moving to Edenfield in 1957; just a few m... Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, having originally set up by Olive Lomas after saving a donkey named Maude from slaughter; Bleakholt is now one of the largest animal sanctuaries of it’s kind in the North West. Since moving to Edenfield in 1957; just a few miles outside of Ramsbottom, Bleakholt has grown and now boasts a 55 […] Lee Ball clean 22:11 3673 Sweets and awards but no pies – Episode 77 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sweets-awards-no-pies-episode-77/ Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:33:12 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3600 <p>It’s my family’s two year anniversary of moving to Ramsbottom, and it’s been an eventful one so far. I’ve been to many festivals, our son learnt to walk and talk, we’ve got to meet some fantastic people, drink some fantastic drink and eat some fantastic food. I started this podcast and won an award for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sweets-awards-no-pies-episode-77/">Sweets and awards but no pies – Episode 77</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It’s my family’s two year anniversary of moving to Ramsbottom, and it’s been an eventful one so far. I’ve been to many festivals, our son learnt to walk and talk, we’ve got to meet some fantastic people, drink some fantastic drink and eat some fantasti... It’s my family’s two year anniversary of moving to Ramsbottom, and it’s been an eventful one so far. I’ve been to many festivals, our son learnt to walk and talk, we’ve got to meet some fantastic people, drink some fantastic drink and eat some fantastic food. I started this podcast and won an award for […] Lee Ball clean 20:00 3600 The Rake Hill Climb Results 2016 – Episode 76 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rake-hill-climb-results-2016-episode-76/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:00:24 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3561 <p>This weekend I headed over to The Rake for The Rake Hill Climb, took a walk through Tagg Wood and could finally celebrate a win for Ramsbottom United. I managed to do about an hour or so of Facebook Live footage of The Rake Hill climb today, that’s still available on the This is Rammy […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rake-hill-climb-results-2016-episode-76/">The Rake Hill Climb Results 2016 – Episode 76</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This weekend I headed over to The Rake for The Rake Hill Climb, took a walk through Tagg Wood and could finally celebrate a win for Ramsbottom United. I managed to do about an hour or so of Facebook Live footage of The Rake Hill climb today, This weekend I headed over to The Rake for The Rake Hill Climb, took a walk through Tagg Wood and could finally celebrate a win for Ramsbottom United. I managed to do about an hour or so of Facebook Live footage of The Rake Hill climb today, that’s still available on the This is Rammy […] Lee Ball clean 21:05 3561 Questions raised over the quality of Bridge Street repairs? – Episode 75 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/questions-raised-quality-bridge-street-repairs-episode-75/ Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:25 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3514 <p>worn, bright, yellow, wide and narrow Bury Times reports that Councillor Hodgkinson spoke up at a recent council meeting with regards to the condition of Bridge Street. Speaking for Ramsbottom, Councillor Robert Hodgkinson raised the subject of the double yellow lines on Bridge Street since recent repairs: The recent work carried out at the top of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/questions-raised-quality-bridge-street-repairs-episode-75/">Questions raised over the quality of Bridge Street repairs? – Episode 75</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> worn, bright, yellow, wide and narrow Bury Times reports that Councillor Hodgkinson spoke up at a recent council meeting with regards to the condition of Bridge Street. Speaking for Ramsbottom, Councillor Robert Hodgkinson raised the subject of the dou... worn, bright, yellow, wide and narrow Bury Times reports that Councillor Hodgkinson spoke up at a recent council meeting with regards to the condition of Bridge Street. Speaking for Ramsbottom, Councillor Robert Hodgkinson raised the subject of the double yellow lines on Bridge Street since recent repairs: The recent work carried out at the top of […] Lee Ball clean 13:24 3514 The Rake Hill Climb 2016 – Episode 74 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rake-hill-climb-2016-episode-74/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:25 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3410 <p>It’s that time of year again where damn fools try their best to get to the top of a big hill in as fast a time as possible. You’ve guessed it, it’s the Rake Hill Climb. This week I caught up with Lancashire Road Club press officer Ian McKinley to find out a bit more […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rake-hill-climb-2016-episode-74/">The Rake Hill Climb 2016 – Episode 74</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It’s that time of year again where damn fools try their best to get to the top of a big hill in as fast a time as possible. You’ve guessed it, it’s the Rake Hill Climb. This week I caught up with Lancashire Road Club press officer Ian McKinley to find ... It’s that time of year again where damn fools try their best to get to the top of a big hill in as fast a time as possible. You’ve guessed it, it’s the Rake Hill Climb. This week I caught up with Lancashire Road Club press officer Ian McKinley to find out a bit more […] Lee Ball clean 32:04 3410 Artist Stuart Barkley – Episode 73 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/artist-stuart-barkley-episode-73/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:00:52 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3368 <p>  This week’s episode of this is Rammy is sponsored by Hearts for Homes, the local gift and home décor shop that’s the perfect way to add a personal and unique touch to your home. Not only that, you can pick up artwork by Stuart Barkley! This week is one of the rare interviews that I’ve conducted […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/artist-stuart-barkley-episode-73/">Artist Stuart Barkley – Episode 73</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>   This week’s episode of this is Rammy is sponsored by Hearts for Homes, the local gift and home décor shop that’s the perfect way to add a personal and unique touch to your home. Not only that, you can pick up artwork by Stuart Barkley!   This week’s episode of this is Rammy is sponsored by Hearts for Homes, the local gift and home décor shop that’s the perfect way to add a personal and unique touch to your home. Not only that, you can pick up artwork by Stuart Barkley! This week is one of the rare interviews that I’ve conducted […] Lee Ball clean 28:17 3368 Pedestrianisation of Bridge Street – Episode 72 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/pedestrianisation-ramsbottom-episode-72/ Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:00:43 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3324 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, the podcast for Ramsbottom, it’s events and more importantly it’s people. Glad you could join me once more. This week I’m talking about the discussions that have popped up regaring Bridge Street since it’s recent closure for emergency repairs to the gas pipes. Could Pedestrianisation of Bridge […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/pedestrianisation-ramsbottom-episode-72/">Pedestrianisation of Bridge Street – Episode 72</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, the podcast for Ramsbottom, it’s events and more importantly it’s people. Glad you could join me once more. This week I’m talking about the discussions that have popped up regaring Bridge Street since it’s r... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, the podcast for Ramsbottom, it’s events and more importantly it’s people. Glad you could join me once more. This week I’m talking about the discussions that have popped up regaring Bridge Street since it’s recent closure for emergency repairs to the gas pipes. Could Pedestrianisation of Bridge […] Lee Ball clean 8:42 3324 And then there were none with Elizabeth Dunn – Episode 71 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/none-elizabeth-dunn-episode-71/ Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:00:07 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3290 <p>This week on the podcast I speak to Elizabeth Dunn who for the second time at The Theatre Royal will be directing a play, her first being Sherlock Holmes earlier in the year. As well as directing and acting, Elizabeth has a family, a fulltime job as well as a creative flair for miniature creations […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/none-elizabeth-dunn-episode-71/">And then there were none with Elizabeth Dunn – Episode 71</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on the podcast I speak to Elizabeth Dunn who for the second time at The Theatre Royal will be directing a play, her first being Sherlock Holmes earlier in the year. As well as directing and acting, Elizabeth has a family, This week on the podcast I speak to Elizabeth Dunn who for the second time at The Theatre Royal will be directing a play, her first being Sherlock Holmes earlier in the year. As well as directing and acting, Elizabeth has a family, a fulltime job as well as a creative flair for miniature creations […] Lee Ball clean 26:05 3290 Ramsbottom Festival 2016 Preview – Episode 70 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-festival-2016-preview/ Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:00:34 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3245 <p>We’re just one month away from the biggest and best festival in the North West. My job this weekend is to give you a bit of background around the headline bands, and to give you a bit of a look into just what you might be able to expect this year. Also before I forget, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-festival-2016-preview/">Ramsbottom Festival 2016 Preview – Episode 70</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> We’re just one month away from the biggest and best festival in the North West. My job this weekend is to give you a bit of background around the headline bands, and to give you a bit of a look into just what you might be able to expect this year. We’re just one month away from the biggest and best festival in the North West. My job this weekend is to give you a bit of background around the headline bands, and to give you a bit of a look into just what you might be able to expect this year. Also before I forget, […] Lee Ball clean 23:02 3245 Love Earth – Episode 69 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/love-earth-episode-69/ Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:00:05 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3208 <p>Ramsbottom was on high alert after a large ball of fire was seen in the sky. It hung there throughout the day bringing warmth and causing people to leave the house without a coat. Naturally I’m referring to the fact that the sun came out in Ramsbottom, which in recent months is a rarity, and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/love-earth-episode-69/">Love Earth – Episode 69</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Ramsbottom was on high alert after a large ball of fire was seen in the sky. It hung there throughout the day bringing warmth and causing people to leave the house without a coat. Naturally I’m referring to the fact that the sun came out in Ramsbottom,... Ramsbottom was on high alert after a large ball of fire was seen in the sky. It hung there throughout the day bringing warmth and causing people to leave the house without a coat. Naturally I’m referring to the fact that the sun came out in Ramsbottom, which in recent months is a rarity, and […] Lee Ball clean 18:48 3208 Pokemon Go takes over Ramsbottom – Episode 68 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/pokemon-go-takes-ramsbottom-episode-68/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:00:15 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3155 <p>Pokemon Go takes over Ramsbottom You might be out enjoying Northern Grip festival today, but you would have had to have been living under a rock to have not heard the words Pokemon and Go uttered together in the past few weeks. The game has not only taken the world by storm, it’s also taken […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/pokemon-go-takes-ramsbottom-episode-68/">Pokemon Go takes over Ramsbottom – Episode 68</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Pokemon Go takes over Ramsbottom You might be out enjoying Northern Grip festival today, but you would have had to have been living under a rock to have not heard the words Pokemon and Go uttered together in the past few weeks. Pokemon Go takes over Ramsbottom You might be out enjoying Northern Grip festival today, but you would have had to have been living under a rock to have not heard the words Pokemon and Go uttered together in the past few weeks. The game has not only taken the world by storm, it’s also taken […] Lee Ball clean 18:14 3155 Paolo of The Venetian talks about the fire – Episode 67 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/paolo-of-the-venetian-talks-about-the-fire-episode-67/ Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:00:57 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3113 <p>On the morning of the 4th of July, The Venetian in Ramsbottom suffered a devastating fire which ripped the heart out of the restaurant. I wrote about it on the day it happened and managed to catch up with Paolo yesterday to see how things are getting on and what the plan is for the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/paolo-of-the-venetian-talks-about-the-fire-episode-67/">Paolo of The Venetian talks about the fire – Episode 67</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> On the morning of the 4th of July, The Venetian in Ramsbottom suffered a devastating fire which ripped the heart out of the restaurant. I wrote about it on the day it happened and managed to catch up with Paolo yesterday to see how things are getting o... On the morning of the 4th of July, The Venetian in Ramsbottom suffered a devastating fire which ripped the heart out of the restaurant. I wrote about it on the day it happened and managed to catch up with Paolo yesterday to see how things are getting on and what the plan is for the […] Lee Ball clean 29:07 3113 Soggy Ramsbottom and Mic Flags – Episode 66 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/soggy-ramsbottom-and-mic-flags/ Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:00:04 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3058 <p>Hello and welcome to another episode of This is Rammy. This week I was going to talk to you about what you can do in and around Ramsbottom when it’s raining as goodness knows we’ve certainly had a heck of a lot of rain recently, however, I want to give it some more thought rather […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/soggy-ramsbottom-and-mic-flags/">Soggy Ramsbottom and Mic Flags – Episode 66</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Hello and welcome to another episode of This is Rammy. This week I was going to talk to you about what you can do in and around Ramsbottom when it’s raining as goodness knows we’ve certainly had a heck of a lot of rain recently, however, Hello and welcome to another episode of This is Rammy. This week I was going to talk to you about what you can do in and around Ramsbottom when it’s raining as goodness knows we’ve certainly had a heck of a lot of rain recently, however, I want to give it some more thought rather […] Lee Ball clean 12:49 3058 Busy week for Politics, not so for Ramsbottom – Episode 65 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/busy-week-for-politics-not-so-for-ramsbottom-episode-65/ Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:00:35 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=3028 <p>Welcome back to another episode of This is Rammy. This week we’ve had Father’s day and the result of one of the biggest voting decisions in living memory for the UK. Yes, we voted as a country, just about, to leave the EU. However, that’s not what this show is about and I’m sure you’ve […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/busy-week-for-politics-not-so-for-ramsbottom-episode-65/">Busy week for Politics, not so for Ramsbottom – Episode 65</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome back to another episode of This is Rammy. This week we’ve had Father’s day and the result of one of the biggest voting decisions in living memory for the UK. Yes, we voted as a country, just about, to leave the EU. However, Welcome back to another episode of This is Rammy. This week we’ve had Father’s day and the result of one of the biggest voting decisions in living memory for the UK. Yes, we voted as a country, just about, to leave the EU. However, that’s not what this show is about and I’m sure you’ve […] Lee Ball clean 15:07 3028 Ralf Little walks into Levanter… – Episode 64 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ralf-little-walks-into-levanter-episode-64/ Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:00:46 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2952 <p>This week in Ramsbottom we’ve had some drama on Tanners Street with the road opening up and threatening to swallow anything that wants to get anywhere too close to it. Yes, we had a sinkhole on Tanners. Thankfully the “Road Closed” signs were obeyed and cars used alternative routes… Well, of course not, people were still […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ralf-little-walks-into-levanter-episode-64/">Ralf Little walks into Levanter… – Episode 64</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week in Ramsbottom we’ve had some drama on Tanners Street with the road opening up and threatening to swallow anything that wants to get anywhere too close to it. Yes, we had a sinkhole on Tanners. Thankfully the “Road Closed” signs were obeyed an... This week in Ramsbottom we’ve had some drama on Tanners Street with the road opening up and threatening to swallow anything that wants to get anywhere too close to it. Yes, we had a sinkhole on Tanners. Thankfully the “Road Closed” signs were obeyed and cars used alternative routes… Well, of course not, people were still […] Lee Ball clean 2952 Sunshine and Coffee – Episode 63 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sunshine-episode-63/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 09:00:55 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2906 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, on the week that Kaash Indian takeaway managed to turn its frown upside down by trading in a one star food hygiene rating for a five star, we have been blessed with glorious weather and a fantastic turn out for the 1940s weekend. Speaking of glorious weather, I’m currently […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sunshine-episode-63/">Sunshine and Coffee – Episode 63</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, on the week that Kaash Indian takeaway managed to turn its frown upside down by trading in a one star food hygiene rating for a five star, we have been blessed with glorious weather and a fantastic turn out ... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, on the week that Kaash Indian takeaway managed to turn its frown upside down by trading in a one star food hygiene rating for a five star, we have been blessed with glorious weather and a fantastic turn out for the 1940s weekend. Speaking of glorious weather, I’m currently […] Lee Ball clean 9:21 2906 What to do in Ramsbottom at half term – Episode 62 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-half-term-episode-62/ Sun, 29 May 2016 09:00:37 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2830 <p>We’ve had some lovely weather so far in Ramsbottom for this year’s 1940’s weekend, the highlight of which was the flyover by the Spitfire. Not only is it 1940s weekend but it’s also half term next week and with that in mind I’ve decided to throw together some options if you’re stuck for ideas with […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-half-term-episode-62/">What to do in Ramsbottom at half term – Episode 62</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> We’ve had some lovely weather so far in Ramsbottom for this year’s 1940’s weekend, the highlight of which was the flyover by the Spitfire. Not only is it 1940s weekend but it’s also half term next week and with that in mind I’ve decided to throw togeth... We’ve had some lovely weather so far in Ramsbottom for this year’s 1940’s weekend, the highlight of which was the flyover by the Spitfire. Not only is it 1940s weekend but it’s also half term next week and with that in mind I’ve decided to throw together some options if you’re stuck for ideas with […] Lee Ball clean 18:00 2830 Author Paul Jenkins with Requires Improvement – Episode 061 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/author-paul-jenkins-with-requires-improvement-episode-061/ Sun, 22 May 2016 09:00:34 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2704 <p>Have you ever thought about writing a book? Well my guest this week has done that, and not only is he now published, he is published by a method that me or you could do tomorrow, not that it would necessarily be successful. That method is the very popular crowdfunding concept. If you’re unaware of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/author-paul-jenkins-with-requires-improvement-episode-061/">Author Paul Jenkins with Requires Improvement – Episode 061</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Have you ever thought about writing a book? Well my guest this week has done that, and not only is he now published, he is published by a method that me or you could do tomorrow, not that it would necessarily be successful. Have you ever thought about writing a book? Well my guest this week has done that, and not only is he now published, he is published by a method that me or you could do tomorrow, not that it would necessarily be successful. That method is the very popular crowdfunding concept. If you’re unaware of […] Lee Ball clean 29:51 2704 Going out and doing it with Simon Holland – Episode 60 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/going-out-and-doing-it-with-simon-holland-episode-60/ Sun, 15 May 2016 09:00:25 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2673 <p>Thanks for coming back for another episode of This is Rammy, the podcast where I interview local businesses, people and generally talk about what’s going on in and around Ramsbottom as it’s our town and it’s full of fantastic stories. This week I caught up with the ever busy Simon Holland. When he’s not volunteering […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/going-out-and-doing-it-with-simon-holland-episode-60/">Going out and doing it with Simon Holland – Episode 60</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Thanks for coming back for another episode of This is Rammy, the podcast where I interview local businesses, people and generally talk about what’s going on in and around Ramsbottom as it’s our town and it’s full of fantastic stories. Thanks for coming back for another episode of This is Rammy, the podcast where I interview local businesses, people and generally talk about what’s going on in and around Ramsbottom as it’s our town and it’s full of fantastic stories. This week I caught up with the ever busy Simon Holland. When he’s not volunteering […] Lee Ball clean 24:34 2673 Helen Nugent with Northern Soul – Episode 59 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/helen-nugent-northern-soul-episode-59/ Sun, 01 May 2016 09:00:38 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2608 <p>From “bunkbeds” to fearing if the person smiling at you was about to kill you, London provided a lot of “entertainment” for Helen in her 15 years there, but despite all that excitement she felt it was time to come back up North where she was originally from and get to know a community. I was so […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/helen-nugent-northern-soul-episode-59/">Helen Nugent with Northern Soul – Episode 59</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> From “bunkbeds” to fearing if the person smiling at you was about to kill you, London provided a lot of “entertainment” for Helen in her 15 years there, but despite all that excitement she felt it was time to come back up North where she was originally... From “bunkbeds” to fearing if the person smiling at you was about to kill you, London provided a lot of “entertainment” for Helen in her 15 years there, but despite all that excitement she felt it was time to come back up North where she was originally from and get to know a community. I was so […] Lee Ball clean 33:57 2608 Ramson Day 2016 – Episode 58 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramson-day-2016-episode-58/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:00:24 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2588 <p>It’s Ramson Day! I know, it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for with Christmas coming a close second, but seriously, hear me out. If you’re listening to this when it is released, Sunday the 24th of April, get yourself down to Ramsbottom Station where Incredible Edible will be cooking up a storm using locally foraged […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramson-day-2016-episode-58/">Ramson Day 2016 – Episode 58</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It’s Ramson Day! I know, it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for with Christmas coming a close second, but seriously, hear me out. If you’re listening to this when it is released, Sunday the 24th of April, It’s Ramson Day! I know, it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for with Christmas coming a close second, but seriously, hear me out. If you’re listening to this when it is released, Sunday the 24th of April, get yourself down to Ramsbottom Station where Incredible Edible will be cooking up a storm using locally foraged […] Lee Ball clean 15:32 2588 The Rusty First Episode Back After Holiday – Episode 57 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rusty-first-episode-back-holiday-episode-57/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:00:57 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2555 <p>It feels like it’s been so long since the last episode, mainly because I’ve been on holiday and between the last recording and this one, a few things have gone on in local news, a few events have been announced and a couple of the hundreds of potholes have been filled in. One of the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rusty-first-episode-back-holiday-episode-57/">The Rusty First Episode Back After Holiday – Episode 57</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> It feels like it’s been so long since the last episode, mainly because I’ve been on holiday and between the last recording and this one, a few things have gone on in local news, a few events have been announced and a couple of the hundreds of potholes ... It feels like it’s been so long since the last episode, mainly because I’ve been on holiday and between the last recording and this one, a few things have gone on in local news, a few events have been announced and a couple of the hundreds of potholes have been filled in. One of the […] Lee Ball clean 18:26 2555 The House of Beer – Episode 56 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/the-house-of-beer-episode-56/ Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:00:34 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2535 <p>Welcome to this weeks episode of This is Rammy. This week I caught up with Clint from House of Beer which is based on Silver Street. Clint explains that his background wasn’t in beer, he’s been a teacher for a large majority of his life, but the teaching profession now, just isn’t what it used […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/the-house-of-beer-episode-56/">The House of Beer – Episode 56</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to this weeks episode of This is Rammy. This week I caught up with Clint from House of Beer which is based on Silver Street. Clint explains that his background wasn’t in beer, he’s been a teacher for a large majority of his life, Welcome to this weeks episode of This is Rammy. This week I caught up with Clint from House of Beer which is based on Silver Street. Clint explains that his background wasn’t in beer, he’s been a teacher for a large majority of his life, but the teaching profession now, just isn’t what it used […] Lee Ball clean 13:50 2535 Potty training, Parks and Pranks – Episode 55 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/potty-training-parks-and-pranks/ Sun, 03 Apr 2016 09:00:33 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2507 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your weekly podcast where I talk about what’s going on around Ramsbottom, some would say it’s a bit like What’s on in Rammy but without the arguments. Well we’ve gone “all in” on the potty training for our son since we started last week, he’s done better […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/potty-training-parks-and-pranks/">Potty training, Parks and Pranks – Episode 55</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your weekly podcast where I talk about what’s going on around Ramsbottom, some would say it’s a bit like What’s on in Rammy but without the arguments. Well we’ve gone “all in” on the potty training for our s... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your weekly podcast where I talk about what’s going on around Ramsbottom, some would say it’s a bit like What’s on in Rammy but without the arguments. Well we’ve gone “all in” on the potty training for our son since we started last week, he’s done better […] Lee Ball clean 25:37 2507 Ramsbottom Easter 2016 – Episode 54 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-easter-2016/ Sun, 27 Mar 2016 09:00:08 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2473 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your weekly source for all things Ramsbottom related. Happy Easter! All going well this was released at 10am on Sunday as usual, however with the clocks doing that stupid thing they still do it could have been 9am. We had some lovely weather on Good Friday with […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-easter-2016/">Ramsbottom Easter 2016 – Episode 54</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your weekly source for all things Ramsbottom related. Happy Easter! All going well this was released at 10am on Sunday as usual, however with the clocks doing that stupid thing they still do it could have be... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your weekly source for all things Ramsbottom related. Happy Easter! All going well this was released at 10am on Sunday as usual, however with the clocks doing that stupid thing they still do it could have been 9am. We had some lovely weather on Good Friday with […] Lee Ball clean 15:10 2473 Chocolate Festival 2016 – Episode 53 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/chocolate-festival-2016-episode-53/ Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:00:59 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2434 <p>This is episode 53, which in a round about way means the podcast has been running for over a year. Thank you for listening now, and week in week out. I hope you’re well and you enjoyed the episode last week where I spoke to Andy from Arcade Club. This weekend it’s been the Ramsbottom Chocolate […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/chocolate-festival-2016-episode-53/">Chocolate Festival 2016 – Episode 53</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This is episode 53, which in a round about way means the podcast has been running for over a year. Thank you for listening now, and week in week out. I hope you’re well and you enjoyed the episode last week where I spoke to Andy from Arcade Club. This is episode 53, which in a round about way means the podcast has been running for over a year. Thank you for listening now, and week in week out. I hope you’re well and you enjoyed the episode last week where I spoke to Andy from Arcade Club. This weekend it’s been the Ramsbottom Chocolate […] Lee Ball clean 21:58 2434 Andy of Arcade Club Bury – Episode 52 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/arcadeclub-episode52/ Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:00:02 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2376 <p>This week I got to relive some childhood memories and got down to Arcade Club in Bury, the biggest arcade in Europe and 4th largest in the world. Did you know we had this right on our doorstep? Andy and his team do an amazing job at keeping these old machines running, he mentioned that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/arcadeclub-episode52/">Andy of Arcade Club Bury – Episode 52</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week I got to relive some childhood memories and got down to Arcade Club in Bury, the biggest arcade in Europe and 4th largest in the world. Did you know we had this right on our doorstep? Andy and his team do an amazing job at keeping these old m... This week I got to relive some childhood memories and got down to Arcade Club in Bury, the biggest arcade in Europe and 4th largest in the world. Did you know we had this right on our doorstep? Andy and his team do an amazing job at keeping these old machines running, he mentioned that […] Lee Ball clean 20:22 2376 A catch-up with local shoe shop Little Goody New Shoes – Episode 51 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/a-catch-up-with-local-shoe-shop-little-goody-new-shoes-episode-51/ Sun, 06 Mar 2016 10:00:03 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2337 <p>This week on This is Rammy I catch up with Lisa Coulborn of Little Goody New shoes. I interviewed Lisa for the podcast back in September before Little Goody New Shoes actually opened. In that episode Lisa and I chatted about how this was a completely new venture for her having previously been a customer of the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/a-catch-up-with-local-shoe-shop-little-goody-new-shoes-episode-51/">A catch-up with local shoe shop Little Goody New Shoes – Episode 51</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on This is Rammy I catch up with Lisa Coulborn of Little Goody New shoes. I interviewed Lisa for the podcast back in September before Little Goody New Shoes actually opened. In that episode Lisa and I chatted about how this was a completely n... This week on This is Rammy I catch up with Lisa Coulborn of Little Goody New shoes. I interviewed Lisa for the podcast back in September before Little Goody New Shoes actually opened. In that episode Lisa and I chatted about how this was a completely new venture for her having previously been a customer of the […] Lee Ball clean 20:56 2337 Ramsbottom Against Fracking – Episode 50 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottomagainstfracking/ Sun, 28 Feb 2016 10:00:54 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2311 <p>This week for the podcast I visited the third meeting for Ramsbottom Against Fracking. What do you know about fracking? For me personally, other then it’s been all over the news and some minor research, I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much. Thankfully, I was recently invited to attend a Ramsbottom Against Fracking meeting. With this invitation […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottomagainstfracking/">Ramsbottom Against Fracking – Episode 50</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week for the podcast I visited the third meeting for Ramsbottom Against Fracking. What do you know about fracking? For me personally, other then it’s been all over the news and some minor research, I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much. Thankfully, This week for the podcast I visited the third meeting for Ramsbottom Against Fracking. What do you know about fracking? For me personally, other then it’s been all over the news and some minor research, I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much. Thankfully, I was recently invited to attend a Ramsbottom Against Fracking meeting. With this invitation […] Lee Ball clean 34:35 2311 A brief history of Ramsbottom Paper Mill – Episode 49 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/a-brief-history-of-ramsbottom-paper-mill-episode-49/ Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:00:59 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2276 <p>In the last few weeks we’ve seen the iconic chimney stack of the old Mondi Paper Mill start to be demolished. Although it will not be completely removed – just having a third of it’s current height taken off, it will still change the scenery of Ramsbottom which has remained since the mid 1800’s. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/a-brief-history-of-ramsbottom-paper-mill-episode-49/">A brief history of Ramsbottom Paper Mill – Episode 49</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> In the last few weeks we’ve seen the iconic chimney stack of the old Mondi Paper Mill start to be demolished. Although it will not be completely removed – just having a third of it’s current height taken off, In the last few weeks we’ve seen the iconic chimney stack of the old Mondi Paper Mill start to be demolished. Although it will not be completely removed – just having a third of it’s current height taken off, it will still change the scenery of Ramsbottom which has remained since the mid 1800’s. The […] Lee Ball clean 22:01 2276 Local Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Hardy – Episode 48 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/local-singersongwriter-jennifer-hardy-episode-48/ Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:00:18 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2213 <p>Originally hailing from Derry in Ireland, Jennifer Hardy has moved around quite a bit. Having lived in places such as San Francisco, Sydney, Perth and Edinburgh. She has now been living in Ramsbottom since 2015 and is loving it – especially the eating out part in places like Levanter. In 2009 Jennifer was even a finalist in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/local-singersongwriter-jennifer-hardy-episode-48/">Local Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Hardy – Episode 48</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Originally hailing from Derry in Ireland, Jennifer Hardy has moved around quite a bit. Having lived in places such as San Francisco, Sydney, Perth and Edinburgh. She has now been living in Ramsbottom since 2015 and is loving it – especially the eating ... Originally hailing from Derry in Ireland, Jennifer Hardy has moved around quite a bit. Having lived in places such as San Francisco, Sydney, Perth and Edinburgh. She has now been living in Ramsbottom since 2015 and is loving it – especially the eating out part in places like Levanter. In 2009 Jennifer was even a finalist in […] Lee Ball clean 30:25 2213 Valentine’s Day is coming, look busy! – Episode 47 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/valentines-2016/ Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:00:31 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2178 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, this week in the run up to Valentine’s Day I’m having a bit of a love-themed episode. In the week that Manchester was voted number 8 in a list of “The Happiest Places to work” in The Guardian I thought it would be good to get a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/valentines-2016/">Valentine’s Day is coming, look busy! – Episode 47</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, this week in the run up to Valentine’s Day I’m having a bit of a love-themed episode. In the week that Manchester was voted number 8 in a list of “The Happiest Places to work” in The Guardian I thought it wo... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, this week in the run up to Valentine’s Day I’m having a bit of a love-themed episode. In the week that Manchester was voted number 8 in a list of “The Happiest Places to work” in The Guardian I thought it would be good to get a […] Lee Ball clean 15:12 2178 Something fishy in Nuttall Park – Episode 46 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/somethingfishy/ Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:00:20 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2093 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, this week we’ve had more dodgy weather with another storm coming in and battering the North West, this time it was storm Gertrude. I was out on Saturday and saw the fishmonger on Ramsbottom Market having a tough time of it in the wind with their signs […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/somethingfishy/">Something fishy in Nuttall Park – Episode 46</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, this week we’ve had more dodgy weather with another storm coming in and battering the North West, this time it was storm Gertrude. I was out on Saturday and saw the fishmonger on Ramsbottom Market having a t... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, this week we’ve had more dodgy weather with another storm coming in and battering the North West, this time it was storm Gertrude. I was out on Saturday and saw the fishmonger on Ramsbottom Market having a tough time of it in the wind with their signs […] Lee Ball clean 15:55 2093 AD Plant has never been “appealing” – Episode 45 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ad-plant-has-never-been-appealing/ Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:00:11 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2070 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your podcast for Ramsbottom and the surrounding area, but generally Ramsbottom. I hope you’ve had a great week, we’ve had some strange weather again, a cold start to the week with Snow last sunday and subzero temperatures followed by a week of mild weather and rain. I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ad-plant-has-never-been-appealing/">AD Plant has never been “appealing” – Episode 45</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your podcast for Ramsbottom and the surrounding area, but generally Ramsbottom. I hope you’ve had a great week, we’ve had some strange weather again, a cold start to the week with Snow last sunday and subzer... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, your podcast for Ramsbottom and the surrounding area, but generally Ramsbottom. I hope you’ve had a great week, we’ve had some strange weather again, a cold start to the week with Snow last sunday and subzero temperatures followed by a week of mild weather and rain. I […] Lee Ball clean 22:09 2070 Do you want to build a snowman? – Episode 44 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/do-you-want-to-build-a-snowman/ Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:00:25 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2045 <p>Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, you might be aware I’ve been feeling pretty crappy this week as I’ve been struck down again with flu. We’ve been fortunate enough to have had another week of being visited by the Flying Scotsman and I know that some of you listening have been lucky enough to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/do-you-want-to-build-a-snowman/">Do you want to build a snowman? – Episode 44</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, you might be aware I’ve been feeling pretty crappy this week as I’ve been struck down again with flu. We’ve been fortunate enough to have had another week of being visited by the Flying Scotsman and I know t... Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, you might be aware I’ve been feeling pretty crappy this week as I’ve been struck down again with flu. We’ve been fortunate enough to have had another week of being visited by the Flying Scotsman and I know that some of you listening have been lucky enough to […] Lee Ball clean 11:25 2045 Summerseat Players with Stephen Gill – Episode 43 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/episode-43/ Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:00:17 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=2020 <p>Sponsored for free by the Ramsbottom Flood Fund   It’s 2016! We don’t have flying cars yet, but we have hoverboards that are being banned left right and centre in America, including a raid on at a recent electronics show CES. I don’t think they’ll be “taking off” in Ramsbottom anytime soon though. This week […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/episode-43/">Summerseat Players with Stephen Gill – Episode 43</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Sponsored for free by the Ramsbottom Flood Fund   It’s 2016! We don’t have flying cars yet, but we have hoverboards that are being banned left right and centre in America, including a raid on at a recent electronics show CES. Sponsored for free by the Ramsbottom Flood Fund   It’s 2016! We don’t have flying cars yet, but we have hoverboards that are being banned left right and centre in America, including a raid on at a recent electronics show CES. I don’t think they’ll be “taking off” in Ramsbottom anytime soon though. This week […] Lee Ball clean 28:51 2020 Floody Hell – Episode 42 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/floody-hell-episode-42/ Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:00:29 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1957 <p>Several places have been in the news recently due to terrible flooding, Cumbria being the worst hit. We’ve got family in Carlisle who have been flooded out of their house and it’s unknown when they’ll be able to actually return. Stubbins and Ramsbottom floods in 2012 Ramsbottom has got off fairly lightly so far, the majority of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/floody-hell-episode-42/">Floody Hell – Episode 42</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Several places have been in the news recently due to terrible flooding, Cumbria being the worst hit. We’ve got family in Carlisle who have been flooded out of their house and it’s unknown when they’ll be able to actually return. Several places have been in the news recently due to terrible flooding, Cumbria being the worst hit. We’ve got family in Carlisle who have been flooded out of their house and it’s unknown when they’ll be able to actually return. Stubbins and Ramsbottom floods in 2012 Ramsbottom has got off fairly lightly so far, the majority of […] Lee Ball clean 16:03 1957 What does the future hold for the Co-Op Building – Episode 41 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-co-op-building/ Sun, 06 Dec 2015 10:00:36 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1904 <p>This episode is sponsored by Little Goody News Shoes, your first step for Children’s shoes. This week’s interview with Stephen was one of the most fascinating I’ve had yet. If you’ve seen the Co-Op building from the outside, you’ll understand that it’s clearly a spectacular building, but it’s the inside that really holds your breath.   It’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-co-op-building/">What does the future hold for the Co-Op Building – Episode 41</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This episode is sponsored by Little Goody News Shoes, your first step for Children’s shoes. This week’s interview with Stephen was one of the most fascinating I’ve had yet. If you’ve seen the Co-Op building from the outside, This episode is sponsored by Little Goody News Shoes, your first step for Children’s shoes. This week’s interview with Stephen was one of the most fascinating I’ve had yet. If you’ve seen the Co-Op building from the outside, you’ll understand that it’s clearly a spectacular building, but it’s the inside that really holds your breath.   It’s […] Lee Ball clean 24:25 1904 “Bar” Humbug! – Episode 40 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/bar-humbug-040/ Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:00:20 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1871 <p>– Click Play above to listen to this episode – Literary and arts festival round up. Last weekend saw the first Literary and Arts Festival to hit Ramsbottom. Regardless of what you think with regards to the volume of festivals taking place in Ramsbottom, celebrating the arts in the way that was achieved on the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/bar-humbug-040/">“Bar” Humbug! – Episode 40</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> – Click Play above to listen to this episode – Literary and arts festival round up. Last weekend saw the first Literary and Arts Festival to hit Ramsbottom. Regardless of what you think with regards to the volume of festivals taking place in Ramsbottom... – Click Play above to listen to this episode – Literary and arts festival round up. Last weekend saw the first Literary and Arts Festival to hit Ramsbottom. Regardless of what you think with regards to the volume of festivals taking place in Ramsbottom, celebrating the arts in the way that was achieved on the […] Lee Ball clean 19:00 1871 Eagle and Child with Glen Duckett and Eve Townson – Episode 39 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/eagle-child-with-glen-duckett-and-eve-townson-episode-39/ Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:00:05 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1826 <p>A very wet Tuesday morning saw me visiting the Eagle and Child to have a chat with Eve Townson and Glen Duckett. If you’ve not heard of the Eagle and Child before, they are a multi-award winning family dining pub situated overlooking Ramsbottom. Providing training and experience for many young adults; helping them learn a trade whilst […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/eagle-child-with-glen-duckett-and-eve-townson-episode-39/">Eagle and Child with Glen Duckett and Eve Townson – Episode 39</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> A very wet Tuesday morning saw me visiting the Eagle and Child to have a chat with Eve Townson and Glen Duckett. If you’ve not heard of the Eagle and Child before, they are a multi-award winning family dining pub situated overlooking Ramsbottom. A very wet Tuesday morning saw me visiting the Eagle and Child to have a chat with Eve Townson and Glen Duckett. If you’ve not heard of the Eagle and Child before, they are a multi-award winning family dining pub situated overlooking Ramsbottom. Providing training and experience for many young adults; helping them learn a trade whilst […] Lee Ball clean 27:57 1826 Finding your place in the community – Episode 38 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/finding-your-place-in-the-community-episode-38/ Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:00:53 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1752 <p>This week has been terrible, a terrible week of weather! Even this weekend it’s been a rare occasion for it to have stopped raining. Hopefully you’ve not been too negatively affected by the weather. I saw lots of photos of flooded roads, but not too many of flooded houses. I think we all probably saw that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/finding-your-place-in-the-community-episode-38/">Finding your place in the community – Episode 38</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week has been terrible, a terrible week of weather! Even this weekend it’s been a rare occasion for it to have stopped raining. Hopefully you’ve not been too negatively affected by the weather. I saw lots of photos of flooded roads, This week has been terrible, a terrible week of weather! Even this weekend it’s been a rare occasion for it to have stopped raining. Hopefully you’ve not been too negatively affected by the weather. I saw lots of photos of flooded roads, but not too many of flooded houses. I think we all probably saw that […] Lee Ball clean 17:57 1752 Budge with Team JMC – Episode 37 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/budge-with-team-jmc-episode-37/ Sun, 08 Nov 2015 10:00:58 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1710 <p>When Budge (Andrew Burgess) first started Team JMC, it was created out of a desire to have a social group based out of the company JMC.it. Andrew has since sold this company, but he still maintains Team JMC and it’s as big as ever. With some members setting world records, it would be easy to think […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/budge-with-team-jmc-episode-37/">Budge with Team JMC – Episode 37</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> When Budge (Andrew Burgess) first started Team JMC, it was created out of a desire to have a social group based out of the company JMC.it. Andrew has since sold this company, but he still maintains Team JMC and it’s as big as ever. When Budge (Andrew Burgess) first started Team JMC, it was created out of a desire to have a social group based out of the company JMC.it. Andrew has since sold this company, but he still maintains Team JMC and it’s as big as ever. With some members setting world records, it would be easy to think […] Lee Ball clean 25:19 1710 Ramsbottom Literary and Arts Festival – Episode 36 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-literary-and-arts-festival-episode-36/ Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:00:34 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1669 <p>This week I went down to the Hare and Hounds where they were hosting, for the second time an Open Mic night as a precursor to the Literary and Arts Festival that is due to take place in Ramsbottom on the 21st of November. It was a great night, I met a lot of people […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-literary-and-arts-festival-episode-36/">Ramsbottom Literary and Arts Festival – Episode 36</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week I went down to the Hare and Hounds where they were hosting, for the second time an Open Mic night as a precursor to the Literary and Arts Festival that is due to take place in Ramsbottom on the 21st of November. It was a great night, This week I went down to the Hare and Hounds where they were hosting, for the second time an Open Mic night as a precursor to the Literary and Arts Festival that is due to take place in Ramsbottom on the 21st of November. It was a great night, I met a lot of people […] Lee Ball clean 19:23 1669 Lysha Holmes of Qui Recruitment – Episode 35 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/lysha-holmes-of-qui-recruitment-episode-35/ Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:00:22 +0000 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1638 <p>When Lysha Holmes moved to Ramsbottom 11 years ago, not only did she not know that she was pregnant with her first child Issy, but that just one year later she would create her own very successful business. Qui Recruitment has been established since 2005 and has recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. When Lysha first started […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/lysha-holmes-of-qui-recruitment-episode-35/">Lysha Holmes of Qui Recruitment – Episode 35</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> When Lysha Holmes moved to Ramsbottom 11 years ago, not only did she not know that she was pregnant with her first child Issy, but that just one year later she would create her own very successful business. When Lysha Holmes moved to Ramsbottom 11 years ago, not only did she not know that she was pregnant with her first child Issy, but that just one year later she would create her own very successful business. Qui Recruitment has been established since 2005 and has recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. When Lysha first started […] Lee Ball clean 31:09 1638 Ramsbottom Artist Adam Rowlinson – Episode 34 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-artist-adam-rowlinson-episode-34/ Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:00:43 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1602 <p>On this weeks episode of This is Rammy I had the pleasure of speaking to local artist Adam Rowlinson. I set off for his house on a dark midweek night in October to record the interview, and Adam was extremely welcoming. Adam creates the stunning vector graphics that you’ll see for sale around various locations in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-artist-adam-rowlinson-episode-34/">Ramsbottom Artist Adam Rowlinson – Episode 34</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> On this weeks episode of This is Rammy I had the pleasure of speaking to local artist Adam Rowlinson. I set off for his house on a dark midweek night in October to record the interview, and Adam was extremely welcoming. On this weeks episode of This is Rammy I had the pleasure of speaking to local artist Adam Rowlinson. I set off for his house on a dark midweek night in October to record the interview, and Adam was extremely welcoming. Adam creates the stunning vector graphics that you’ll see for sale around various locations in […] Lee Ball clean 27:04 1602 RammyCraft with Matt Holmes – Episode 33 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rammycraft-with-matt-holmes-episode-33/ Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:00:02 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1479 <p>In this weeks episode of This is Rammy, not only do you have a fresh new intro and outro to the podcast, but I also got a free beer off my guest. That’s a first for the show too. The beer Matt gave me was a Yankie Lip Smacka, and it was delicious. Matt Holmes […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/rammycraft-with-matt-holmes-episode-33/">RammyCraft with Matt Holmes – Episode 33</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> In this weeks episode of This is Rammy, not only do you have a fresh new intro and outro to the podcast, but I also got a free beer off my guest. That’s a first for the show too. The beer Matt gave me was a Yankie Lip Smacka, and it was delicious. In this weeks episode of This is Rammy, not only do you have a fresh new intro and outro to the podcast, but I also got a free beer off my guest. That’s a first for the show too. The beer Matt gave me was a Yankie Lip Smacka, and it was delicious. Matt Holmes […] Lee Ball clean 26:05 1479 Laura Chepner of Lolos Vegan and Raw – Episode 32 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/laura-chepner-of-lolos-vegan-and-raw-episode-32/ Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:00:42 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1314 <p>If it’s not windows breaking or walls leaking, it’s the threat of the whole place falling down. Laura has had more than her fair share of problems with her venture into creating a place she would love to eat right here in Ramsbottom. When Laura moved to Ramsbottom almost 3 years ago, she immediately noticed a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/laura-chepner-of-lolos-vegan-and-raw-episode-32/">Laura Chepner of Lolos Vegan and Raw – Episode 32</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> If it’s not windows breaking or walls leaking, it’s the threat of the whole place falling down. Laura has had more than her fair share of problems with her venture into creating a place she would love to eat right here in Ramsbottom. If it’s not windows breaking or walls leaking, it’s the threat of the whole place falling down. Laura has had more than her fair share of problems with her venture into creating a place she would love to eat right here in Ramsbottom. When Laura moved to Ramsbottom almost 3 years ago, she immediately noticed a […] Lee Ball clean 28:46 1314 Browmaggedon! – Episode 31 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/browmaggedon-episode-31/ Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:00:31 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1421 <p>Welcome to the latest episode of This is Rammy where today (27th of September), Kay Brow is closing for 5 days. I suspect this is going to cause some serious problems with traffic in Ramsbottom and as a result, I am going to be the first to dub event this Browmaggedon! The reason for this […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/browmaggedon-episode-31/">Browmaggedon! – Episode 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Welcome to the latest episode of This is Rammy where today (27th of September), Kay Brow is closing for 5 days. I suspect this is going to cause some serious problems with traffic in Ramsbottom and as a result, Welcome to the latest episode of This is Rammy where today (27th of September), Kay Brow is closing for 5 days. I suspect this is going to cause some serious problems with traffic in Ramsbottom and as a result, I am going to be the first to dub event this Browmaggedon! The reason for this […] Lee Ball clean 16:22 1421 James Frith – Episode 30 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/james-frith-episode-30/ Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:00:18 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1334 <p>This week on the *cough* AWARD WINNING podcast for Ramsbottom, I spoke to James Frith. Most of you will recognise him from his very successful campaign to become the Bury North MP for the Labour Party. It made sense to get someone who knows a bit about politics to chat about the recent Labour leader election, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/james-frith-episode-30/">James Frith – Episode 30</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on the *cough* AWARD WINNING podcast for Ramsbottom, I spoke to James Frith. Most of you will recognise him from his very successful campaign to become the Bury North MP for the Labour Party. It made sense to get someone who knows a bit about... This week on the *cough* AWARD WINNING podcast for Ramsbottom, I spoke to James Frith. Most of you will recognise him from his very successful campaign to become the Bury North MP for the Labour Party. It made sense to get someone who knows a bit about politics to chat about the recent Labour leader election, […] Lee Ball clean 28:06 1334 Lisa Coulborn of Little Goody New Shoes – Episode 29 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/lisa-coulborn-of-little-goody-new-shoes-episode-29/ Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:00:25 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1301 <p>On this week’s episode of This is Rammy I got to speak to Lisa Coulborn who is opening up her new childrens shoe shop Little Goody New Shoes on Bridge Street in the very near future. It’s situated in the building which was previously Purple Tiger and has a great placement on Bridge Street. Lisa […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/lisa-coulborn-of-little-goody-new-shoes-episode-29/">Lisa Coulborn of Little Goody New Shoes – Episode 29</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> On this week’s episode of This is Rammy I got to speak to Lisa Coulborn who is opening up her new childrens shoe shop Little Goody New Shoes on Bridge Street in the very near future. It’s situated in the building which was previously Purple Tiger and h... On this week’s episode of This is Rammy I got to speak to Lisa Coulborn who is opening up her new childrens shoe shop Little Goody New Shoes on Bridge Street in the very near future. It’s situated in the building which was previously Purple Tiger and has a great placement on Bridge Street. Lisa […] Lee Ball clean 26:24 1301 David Foster of Ramsbottom Jigsaw Festival – Episode 28 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/david-foster-ramsbottom-jigsaw-festival-episode-28/ Sun, 06 Sep 2015 09:00:48 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1313 <p>This week on This is Rammy I spoke to David Foster who is one of the organisers of the yearly (we can say that now as this is the second festival) Ramsbottom Jigsaw festival. David explained how everything started, where the original ideas came from and just how many jigsaws we can expect at this […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/david-foster-ramsbottom-jigsaw-festival-episode-28/">David Foster of Ramsbottom Jigsaw Festival – Episode 28</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on This is Rammy I spoke to David Foster who is one of the organisers of the yearly (we can say that now as this is the second festival) Ramsbottom Jigsaw festival. David explained how everything started, This week on This is Rammy I spoke to David Foster who is one of the organisers of the yearly (we can say that now as this is the second festival) Ramsbottom Jigsaw festival. David explained how everything started, where the original ideas came from and just how many jigsaws we can expect at this […] Lee Ball clean 19:39 1313 Stuart Rothwell of The Vineyard – Episode 27 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/stuart-rothwell-of-the-vineyard-episode-27/ Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:00:13 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1303 <p>I finally got time to interview Stuart Rothwell of The Vineyard on Silver Street in Ramsbottom. Stuart was actually the first interview outside of the “studio” and I thoroughly enjoyed a change of scenery, so much so my next interview just a few days later was in Nutall Park. Stuart has lots of knowledge about the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/stuart-rothwell-of-the-vineyard-episode-27/">Stuart Rothwell of The Vineyard – Episode 27</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> I finally got time to interview Stuart Rothwell of The Vineyard on Silver Street in Ramsbottom. Stuart was actually the first interview outside of the “studio” and I thoroughly enjoyed a change of scenery, so much so my next interview just a few days l... I finally got time to interview Stuart Rothwell of The Vineyard on Silver Street in Ramsbottom. Stuart was actually the first interview outside of the “studio” and I thoroughly enjoyed a change of scenery, so much so my next interview just a few days later was in Nutall Park. Stuart has lots of knowledge about the […] Lee Ball clean 23:38 1303 Sharon Hockenhull and Joy Ladds – Episode 26 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sharon-hockenhull-and-joy-ladds-episode-26/ Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:00:05 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1250 <p>This week on This is Rammy I got away from the office and headed to the park for the flower sale that took place last Sunday (August 16th). The flowers that were on sale were all part of the fantastic award winning garden from this years Tatton Park Flower Show. It picked up the Gold […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/sharon-hockenhull-and-joy-ladds-episode-26/">Sharon Hockenhull and Joy Ladds – Episode 26</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on This is Rammy I got away from the office and headed to the park for the flower sale that took place last Sunday (August 16th). The flowers that were on sale were all part of the fantastic award winning garden from this years Tatton Park Fl... This week on This is Rammy I got away from the office and headed to the park for the flower sale that took place last Sunday (August 16th). The flowers that were on sale were all part of the fantastic award winning garden from this years Tatton Park Flower Show. It picked up the Gold […] Lee Ball clean 14:50 1250 Louise Fletcher of Ice Elements – Episode 25 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/louise-fletcher-of-ice-elements-episode-25/ Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:00:07 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1230 <p>This week on This is Rammy we interview Louise Fletcher who I met on local networking event, “Friday Night Networking”. Louise’s family has a business supplying wholesale foods down in Ramsbottom and she’s a regular in the town’s pubs and restaurants including The Eagle and Child for the monthly networking event. Based locally, Louise is a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/louise-fletcher-of-ice-elements-episode-25/">Louise Fletcher of Ice Elements – Episode 25</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on This is Rammy we interview Louise Fletcher who I met on local networking event, “Friday Night Networking”. Louise’s family has a business supplying wholesale foods down in Ramsbottom and she’s a regular in the town’s pubs and restaurants i... This week on This is Rammy we interview Louise Fletcher who I met on local networking event, “Friday Night Networking”. Louise’s family has a business supplying wholesale foods down in Ramsbottom and she’s a regular in the town’s pubs and restaurants including The Eagle and Child for the monthly networking event. Based locally, Louise is a […] Lee Ball clean 22:52 1230 Crikey, we could win an award – Episode 24 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/crikey-we-could-win-an-award-episode-24/ Sun, 09 Aug 2015 09:00:20 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1195 <p>Thanks to all your nominations, This is Rammy is up for an award. We still need your votes especially as the category we’re in has some really well produced podcasts. To vote, please go to this link here: http://newmediaeurope.com/2015/uk-podcasters-awards-the-nominations-are-in/#placesandtravel You can vote anonymously, or you can login using various social media buttons. The UK Podcasters awards […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/crikey-we-could-win-an-award-episode-24/">Crikey, we could win an award – Episode 24</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Thanks to all your nominations, This is Rammy is up for an award. We still need your votes especially as the category we’re in has some really well produced podcasts. To vote, please go to this link here: http://newmediaeurope. Thanks to all your nominations, This is Rammy is up for an award. We still need your votes especially as the category we’re in has some really well produced podcasts. To vote, please go to this link here: http://newmediaeurope.com/2015/uk-podcasters-awards-the-nominations-are-in/#placesandtravel You can vote anonymously, or you can login using various social media buttons. The UK Podcasters awards […] Lee Ball clean 9:39 1195 Last chop for The First Chop? – Episode 23 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/last-chop-first-chop-episode-23/ Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:00:50 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1126 <p>As mentioned in this previous post First Chop Ceases Business The First chop has been closed leaving many question marks over what happened and if we will see it open once more. Based on this Trip Adviser review I think we can pretty much pinpoint the last night in The First Chop: I’m asking for your advice […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/last-chop-first-chop-episode-23/">Last chop for The First Chop? – Episode 23</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> As mentioned in this previous post First Chop Ceases Business The First chop has been closed leaving many question marks over what happened and if we will see it open once more. Based on this Trip Adviser review I think we can pretty much pinpoint the ... As mentioned in this previous post First Chop Ceases Business The First chop has been closed leaving many question marks over what happened and if we will see it open once more. Based on this Trip Adviser review I think we can pretty much pinpoint the last night in The First Chop: I’m asking for your advice […] Lee Ball clean 7:21 1126 Tony Cunningham of Ramsbottom United – Episode 22 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tony-cunningham-ramsbottom-united-club-secretary/ Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:00:56 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1090 <p>This podcast episode is brought to you by our affiliates: http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/affiliate-links/ This week on This is Rammy I spoke to Tony Cunningham of Ramsbottom United and asked him what’s on the cards for the team this season given all the issues they had with the team and the club last season. Last season Ramsbottom United, after a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tony-cunningham-ramsbottom-united-club-secretary/">Tony Cunningham of Ramsbottom United – Episode 22</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This podcast episode is brought to you by our affiliates: http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/affiliate-links/ This week on This is Rammy I spoke to Tony Cunningham of Ramsbottom United and asked him what’s on the cards for the team this season given all the ... This podcast episode is brought to you by our affiliates: http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/affiliate-links/ This week on This is Rammy I spoke to Tony Cunningham of Ramsbottom United and asked him what’s on the cards for the team this season given all the issues they had with the team and the club last season. Last season Ramsbottom United, after a […] Lee Ball clean 23:49 1090 News and Events for 20th-26th July – Episode 21 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/news-and-events-for-20th-26th-july-episode-21/ Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:00:03 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1072 <p>This is Rammy podcast is here to serve the community, local area and local businesses with news, events interviews and information from Ramsbottom and the surrounding areas. If you have anything you want to be heard on This is Rammy then please get in touch via the contact page. News:   Local Councillor pleads guilty […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/news-and-events-for-20th-26th-july-episode-21/">News and Events for 20th-26th July – Episode 21</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This is Rammy podcast is here to serve the community, local area and local businesses with news, events interviews and information from Ramsbottom and the surrounding areas. If you have anything you want to be heard on This is Rammy then please get in ... This is Rammy podcast is here to serve the community, local area and local businesses with news, events interviews and information from Ramsbottom and the surrounding areas. If you have anything you want to be heard on This is Rammy then please get in touch via the contact page. News:   Local Councillor pleads guilty […] Lee Ball clean 6:10 1072 The High Street is not doomed – Episode 20 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/the-high-street-is-not-doomed-episode-20/ Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:00:11 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1062 <p>Ramsbottoms high street is dying and we’re all doomed….. no, no it isn’t says This is Rammy readers. I wrote an article a few days ago with the ultimate aim of asking This is Rammy readers, do you think that the High Street is dying in Ramsbottom, with a massive 70% of the voters voting […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/the-high-street-is-not-doomed-episode-20/">The High Street is not doomed – Episode 20</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Ramsbottoms high street is dying and we’re all doomed….. no, no it isn’t says This is Rammy readers. I wrote an article a few days ago with the ultimate aim of asking This is Rammy readers, do you think that the High Street is dying in Ramsbottom, Ramsbottoms high street is dying and we’re all doomed….. no, no it isn’t says This is Rammy readers. I wrote an article a few days ago with the ultimate aim of asking This is Rammy readers, do you think that the High Street is dying in Ramsbottom, with a massive 70% of the voters voting […] Lee Ball clean 9:04 1062 Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company – Episode 19 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/paul-jenkins-of-splats-theatre-company-episode-19/ Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:00:44 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1023 <p>I spoke to Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company who are going to be performing a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Summerseat Woods. The tickets for the event, if they have not all sold out by the time of this podcast are available at Ramsbottom Library (link below) for £7 each. As […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/paul-jenkins-of-splats-theatre-company-episode-19/">Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company – Episode 19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> I spoke to Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company who are going to be performing a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Summerseat Woods. The tickets for the event, if they have not all sold out by the time of this podcast are availabl... I spoke to Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company who are going to be performing a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Summerseat Woods. The tickets for the event, if they have not all sold out by the time of this podcast are available at Ramsbottom Library (link below) for £7 each. As […] Lee Ball clean 18:56 1023 Jennifer Smith of Brewsmith Beer – Episode 18 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/jennifer-smith-of-brewsmith-beer-episode-18/ Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:00:52 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=946 <p>I speak to Jennifer Smith of Brewsmith Beer on this weeks This is Rammy. Brewsmith Beer is one of three local breweries that are based in and around Ramsbottom. Recently Brewsmith Beer has been able to provide Brewery tours, these tours will be on: Friday 3 July 7.30-10pm Saturday 4 July 7.30-10pm The Friday tour is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/jennifer-smith-of-brewsmith-beer-episode-18/">Jennifer Smith of Brewsmith Beer – Episode 18</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> I speak to Jennifer Smith of Brewsmith Beer on this weeks This is Rammy. Brewsmith Beer is one of three local breweries that are based in and around Ramsbottom. Recently Brewsmith Beer has been able to provide Brewery tours, I speak to Jennifer Smith of Brewsmith Beer on this weeks This is Rammy. Brewsmith Beer is one of three local breweries that are based in and around Ramsbottom. Recently Brewsmith Beer has been able to provide Brewery tours, these tours will be on: Friday 3 July 7.30-10pm Saturday 4 July 7.30-10pm The Friday tour is […] Lee Ball clean 30:07 946 Gregg Fletcher of Ramsbottom Business Group – Episode 17 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/gregg-fletcher-of-ramsbottom-business-group/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 09:00:02 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=864 <p>We speak to Gregg Fletcher of the Ramsbottom Business Group this week and ask him all about what The Ramsbottom Business Group does and we get some key details about the Ramsbottom Cake Festival which is coming up in just a weeks time. In addition, Gregg tells us a bit more about the Ramsbottom Wireless […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/gregg-fletcher-of-ramsbottom-business-group/">Gregg Fletcher of Ramsbottom Business Group – Episode 17</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> We speak to Gregg Fletcher of the Ramsbottom Business Group this week and ask him all about what The Ramsbottom Business Group does and we get some key details about the Ramsbottom Cake Festival which is coming up in just a weeks time. In addition, We speak to Gregg Fletcher of the Ramsbottom Business Group this week and ask him all about what The Ramsbottom Business Group does and we get some key details about the Ramsbottom Cake Festival which is coming up in just a weeks time. In addition, Gregg tells us a bit more about the Ramsbottom Wireless […] Lee Ball clean 26:31 864 Lucy of Hampers by Lucy – Episode 16 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/lucy-of-hampers-by-lucy-episode-16/ Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:00:04 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=825 <p>Lucy started her business online with a view to making some extra money whilst on maternity leave, a couple of years later and that business has grown beyond what she expected. You can receive bespoke hampers hand compiled by Lucy herself for your Christening, Birthday, Wedding, Fathers Day, anything you want. Lucy has lived not […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/lucy-of-hampers-by-lucy-episode-16/">Lucy of Hampers by Lucy – Episode 16</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Lucy started her business online with a view to making some extra money whilst on maternity leave, a couple of years later and that business has grown beyond what she expected. You can receive bespoke hampers hand compiled by Lucy herself for your Chri... Lucy started her business online with a view to making some extra money whilst on maternity leave, a couple of years later and that business has grown beyond what she expected. You can receive bespoke hampers hand compiled by Lucy herself for your Christening, Birthday, Wedding, Fathers Day, anything you want. Lucy has lived not […] Lee Ball clean 19:53 825 News and Events – Episode 15 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/news-and-events-episode-15/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 09:00:57 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=812 <p>No interview this week, so I’ve put together a collection of events and news from our town for your listening pleasure. Apologies for the background noise in this episode, I’m trying out some new recording software which should help me to reduce the editing time from around 5 hours to a more realistic 2 hours […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/news-and-events-episode-15/">News and Events – Episode 15</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> No interview this week, so I’ve put together a collection of events and news from our town for your listening pleasure. Apologies for the background noise in this episode, I’m trying out some new recording software which should help me to reduce the ed... No interview this week, so I’ve put together a collection of events and news from our town for your listening pleasure. Apologies for the background noise in this episode, I’m trying out some new recording software which should help me to reduce the editing time from around 5 hours to a more realistic 2 hours […] Lee Ball clean 15:46 812 Charlotte of The Grant Arms Hotel – Episode 14 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/charlotte-of-the-grant-arms-hotel-episode-14/ Sun, 31 May 2015 09:00:22 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=777 <p>  This week on This is Rammy, I chatted with with Charlotte, owner and resident of The Grant Arms Hotel. The Grant is one of the most noticeable buildings in Ramsbottom. Originally called “Top Oth Brow”, once a private house, it was then bought by the Grant family who renamed it to Grant Lodge. In 1828 the house became […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/charlotte-of-the-grant-arms-hotel-episode-14/">Charlotte of The Grant Arms Hotel – Episode 14</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p>   This week on This is Rammy, I chatted with with Charlotte, owner and resident of The Grant Arms Hotel. The Grant is one of the most noticeable buildings in Ramsbottom. Originally called “Top Oth Brow”, once a private house,   This week on This is Rammy, I chatted with with Charlotte, owner and resident of The Grant Arms Hotel. The Grant is one of the most noticeable buildings in Ramsbottom. Originally called “Top Oth Brow”, once a private house, it was then bought by the Grant family who renamed it to Grant Lodge. In 1828 the house became […] Lee Ball clean 15:47 777 Maggie Gold new owner of The Oaks – Episode 13 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/maggie-gold-new-owner-of-the-oaks-episode-13/ Sun, 24 May 2015 09:00:41 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=754 <p>This week on This is Rammy, I spoke to Maggie Gold who is the new owner of The Oaks on Bridge Street. Maggie is also the owner of The Sundial on Walmersley Road in Bury, in the years that she’s been the owner there she has turned it around and stopped the trouble that used […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/maggie-gold-new-owner-of-the-oaks-episode-13/">Maggie Gold new owner of The Oaks – Episode 13</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on This is Rammy, I spoke to Maggie Gold who is the new owner of The Oaks on Bridge Street. Maggie is also the owner of The Sundial on Walmersley Road in Bury, in the years that she’s been the owner there she has turned it around and stopped ... This week on This is Rammy, I spoke to Maggie Gold who is the new owner of The Oaks on Bridge Street. Maggie is also the owner of The Sundial on Walmersley Road in Bury, in the years that she’s been the owner there she has turned it around and stopped the trouble that used […] Lee Ball clean 16:19 754 Stephen Lawton Ramsbottom Station Master – Episode 12 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/stephen-lawton-ramsbottom-station-master-episode-12/ Sun, 17 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=706 <p>This week we’re joined by Stephen Lawton who with over 14 years working on the Railway has more then enough experience to be the Station Master at Ramsbottom train station. Everyone I meet, be they local or just visiting Ramsbottom loves the Steam Trains and railway here. This is all made possible by hundred of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/stephen-lawton-ramsbottom-station-master-episode-12/">Stephen Lawton Ramsbottom Station Master – Episode 12</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week we’re joined by Stephen Lawton who with over 14 years working on the Railway has more then enough experience to be the Station Master at Ramsbottom train station. Everyone I meet, be they local or just visiting Ramsbottom loves the Steam Trai... This week we’re joined by Stephen Lawton who with over 14 years working on the Railway has more then enough experience to be the Station Master at Ramsbottom train station. Everyone I meet, be they local or just visiting Ramsbottom loves the Steam Trains and railway here. This is all made possible by hundred of […] Lee Ball clean 26:31 706 Gwenda Newton talks about bats – Episode 11 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/gwenda-newton-talks-about-bats-episode-11/ Sun, 10 May 2015 09:00:18 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=650 <p>After the slightly different release schedule for Episode 10 of This is Rammy, we’re back to our regular schedule, every Sunday at 10am. This weeks episode of This is Rammy, I speak to Gwenda Newton of Friends of Nuttall Park again to ask her what they have going on in May in the biggest park […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/gwenda-newton-talks-about-bats-episode-11/">Gwenda Newton talks about bats – Episode 11</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> After the slightly different release schedule for Episode 10 of This is Rammy, we’re back to our regular schedule, every Sunday at 10am. This weeks episode of This is Rammy, I speak to Gwenda Newton of Friends of Nuttall Park again to ask her what they... After the slightly different release schedule for Episode 10 of This is Rammy, we’re back to our regular schedule, every Sunday at 10am. This weeks episode of This is Rammy, I speak to Gwenda Newton of Friends of Nuttall Park again to ask her what they have going on in May in the biggest park […] Lee Ball clean 13:38 650 Mel Southworth speaks to us from Everest – Episode 10 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/mel-southworth-speaks-to-us-from-everest-episode-10/ Tue, 05 May 2015 09:00:37 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=629 <p>This is Rammy caught up with Melanie Southworth on Saturday May the 2nd 2015, one week after the massive earthquake in Nepal claiming the lives of over 7000 people. As most people will know, I interviewed Mel Southworth before she headed to Everest to embark on her climb, little did we know that when we agreed […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/mel-southworth-speaks-to-us-from-everest-episode-10/">Mel Southworth speaks to us from Everest – Episode 10</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This is Rammy caught up with Melanie Southworth on Saturday May the 2nd 2015, one week after the massive earthquake in Nepal claiming the lives of over 7000 people. As most people will know, I interviewed Mel Southworth before she headed to Everest to ... This is Rammy caught up with Melanie Southworth on Saturday May the 2nd 2015, one week after the massive earthquake in Nepal claiming the lives of over 7000 people. As most people will know, I interviewed Mel Southworth before she headed to Everest to embark on her climb, little did we know that when we agreed […] Lee Ball clean 16:30 629 Helen Jackson of the Fair Trade Emporium – Episode 9 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/helen-jackson-of-the-fair-trade-emporium-episode-9/ Sun, 03 May 2015 09:00:58 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=599 <p>Starting from just an idea, some late nights and a love for crafting, Helen grew her business Fair Trade Emporium from a passion, into something she loves to get out of bed early for each Saturday morning. With the initial plan being that Fair Trade Emporium would be a shop, Helen was soon swayed by the comparatively low […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/helen-jackson-of-the-fair-trade-emporium-episode-9/">Helen Jackson of the Fair Trade Emporium – Episode 9</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Starting from just an idea, some late nights and a love for crafting, Helen grew her business Fair Trade Emporium from a passion, into something she loves to get out of bed early for each Saturday morning. With the initial plan being that Fair Trade Em... Starting from just an idea, some late nights and a love for crafting, Helen grew her business Fair Trade Emporium from a passion, into something she loves to get out of bed early for each Saturday morning. With the initial plan being that Fair Trade Emporium would be a shop, Helen was soon swayed by the comparatively low […] Lee Ball clean 25:02 599 Incredible Edible Ramsbottom with Pam Smart – Episode 8 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/incredible-edible-ramsbottom-with-pam-smart-episode-8/ Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:00:10 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=562 <p>This week on This Is Rammy we have a conversation with Pam Smart from Incredible Edible Ramsbottom. Incredible Edible started life around 5 years ago when a founder of the movement came to provide a talk to the community, from that day forth, Incredible Edible Ramsbottom was born and the rest is history. Incredible Edible […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/incredible-edible-ramsbottom-with-pam-smart-episode-8/">Incredible Edible Ramsbottom with Pam Smart – Episode 8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week on This Is Rammy we have a conversation with Pam Smart from Incredible Edible Ramsbottom. Incredible Edible started life around 5 years ago when a founder of the movement came to provide a talk to the community, from that day forth, This week on This Is Rammy we have a conversation with Pam Smart from Incredible Edible Ramsbottom. Incredible Edible started life around 5 years ago when a founder of the movement came to provide a talk to the community, from that day forth, Incredible Edible Ramsbottom was born and the rest is history. Incredible Edible […] Lee Ball clean 28:52 562 David Agnew of Ramsbottom Festival and The MET – Episode 7 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/david-agnew-of-ramsbottom-festival-and-the-met-episode-7/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:00:57 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=515 <p>Where would Ramsbottom be without Ramsbottom Festival? For the past five years, David Agnew and his team have been putting on one of the biggest events for Ramsbottom each year, the Ramsbottom Festival. This is a massive occasion for Ramsbottoms events calendar, with music, shows and entertainment across three days, it’s always a busy fun packed […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/david-agnew-of-ramsbottom-festival-and-the-met-episode-7/">David Agnew of Ramsbottom Festival and The MET – Episode 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Where would Ramsbottom be without Ramsbottom Festival? For the past five years, David Agnew and his team have been putting on one of the biggest events for Ramsbottom each year, the Ramsbottom Festival. This is a massive occasion for Ramsbottoms events... Where would Ramsbottom be without Ramsbottom Festival? For the past five years, David Agnew and his team have been putting on one of the biggest events for Ramsbottom each year, the Ramsbottom Festival. This is a massive occasion for Ramsbottoms events calendar, with music, shows and entertainment across three days, it’s always a busy fun packed […] Lee Ball clean 17:35 515 Gwenda from Friends of Nuttall Park – Episode 6 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/episode-6-gwenda-from-friends-of-nuttall-park/ Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:45:50 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=468 <p>Please note, the election debate incorrectly mentioned in the podcast. The Election Debate is on Sunday 19th April and not Friday 17th April. Friday the 17th is the last date to submit questions. This week on This is Rammy we spoke to Gwenda from Friends of Nuttall Park and ask her what FONP is all about, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/episode-6-gwenda-from-friends-of-nuttall-park/">Gwenda from Friends of Nuttall Park – Episode 6</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Please note, the election debate incorrectly mentioned in the podcast. The Election Debate is on Sunday 19th April and not Friday 17th April. Friday the 17th is the last date to submit questions. This week on This is Rammy we spoke to Gwenda from Frien... Please note, the election debate incorrectly mentioned in the podcast. The Election Debate is on Sunday 19th April and not Friday 17th April. Friday the 17th is the last date to submit questions. This week on This is Rammy we spoke to Gwenda from Friends of Nuttall Park and ask her what FONP is all about, […] Lee Ball clean 13:58 468 Danny English of The CommuniTree Initiative – Episode 5 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/danny-english-of-the-communitree-initiative-episode-5/ Sun, 05 Apr 2015 10:00:58 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=430 <p>This week This is Rammy interviews Danny English of The CommuniTree Initiative. Having grown up in Ramsbottom, there are very few places that Danny doesn’t know about, but when it came to finding a place for his community project (The CommuniTree Initiative) he found it wasn’t quite so straightforward as he might have expected. Danny […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/danny-english-of-the-communitree-initiative-episode-5/">Danny English of The CommuniTree Initiative – Episode 5</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This week This is Rammy interviews Danny English of The CommuniTree Initiative. Having grown up in Ramsbottom, there are very few places that Danny doesn’t know about, but when it came to finding a place for his community project (The CommuniTree Initi... This week This is Rammy interviews Danny English of The CommuniTree Initiative. Having grown up in Ramsbottom, there are very few places that Danny doesn’t know about, but when it came to finding a place for his community project (The CommuniTree Initiative) he found it wasn’t quite so straightforward as he might have expected. Danny […] Lee Ball clean 25:33 430 Melanie Southworth on climbing Everest – Episode 4 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-4-melanie-southworth-on-climbing-everest/ Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:00:20 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=367 <p>I was lucky enough to be able to interview Melanie Southworth for This is Rammy a few weeks ago and discussed with her the climb that she’s about to undertake. Everest! From growing up in Ramsbottom on Bolton Street, visiting The Major with her father growing up or even running a shop in Ramsbottom, Melanie has been […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-4-melanie-southworth-on-climbing-everest/">Melanie Southworth on climbing Everest – Episode 4</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> I was lucky enough to be able to interview Melanie Southworth for This is Rammy a few weeks ago and discussed with her the climb that she’s about to undertake. Everest! From growing up in Ramsbottom on Bolton Street, I was lucky enough to be able to interview Melanie Southworth for This is Rammy a few weeks ago and discussed with her the climb that she’s about to undertake. Everest! From growing up in Ramsbottom on Bolton Street, visiting The Major with her father growing up or even running a shop in Ramsbottom, Melanie has been […] Lee Ball clean 24:58 367 Sunday March 22nd 2015 – Episode 3 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-3-sunday-march-22nd-2015/ Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:00:36 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=311 <p>This is Ramsbottoms biggest events weekend so far this year with an anticipated 30,000 people expected to visit this weekend. There are four large events happening at the weekend including the Ramsbottom Duck Festival, Ramsbottom Beer Festival, Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival and St Pauls Spring Fair. Links and information from the podcast: Creative Collective Meetup if you have […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-3-sunday-march-22nd-2015/">Sunday March 22nd 2015 – Episode 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This is Ramsbottoms biggest events weekend so far this year with an anticipated 30,000 people expected to visit this weekend. There are four large events happening at the weekend including the Ramsbottom Duck Festival, Ramsbottom Beer Festival, This is Ramsbottoms biggest events weekend so far this year with an anticipated 30,000 people expected to visit this weekend. There are four large events happening at the weekend including the Ramsbottom Duck Festival, Ramsbottom Beer Festival, Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival and St Pauls Spring Fair. Links and information from the podcast: Creative Collective Meetup if you have […] Lee Ball clean 7:18 311 Paul Morris of The Ramsbottom Chocolate Café – Episode 2 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-2-paul-morris-of-the-ramsbottom-chocolate-cafe/ Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=288 <p>Paul Morris from The Chocolate Café – Episode 2 This week on This is Rammy, we interview Paul Morris from The Ramsbottom Chocolate Café. With the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival coming up, and Easter just around the corner, Paul is quite obviously busy busy and This is Rammy were fortunate enough to be able to catch up with […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-2-paul-morris-of-the-ramsbottom-chocolate-cafe/">Paul Morris of The Ramsbottom Chocolate Café – Episode 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> Paul Morris from The Chocolate Café – Episode 2 This week on This is Rammy, we interview Paul Morris from The Ramsbottom Chocolate Café. With the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival coming up, and Easter just around the corner, Paul Morris from The Chocolate Café – Episode 2 This week on This is Rammy, we interview Paul Morris from The Ramsbottom Chocolate Café. With the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival coming up, and Easter just around the corner, Paul is quite obviously busy busy and This is Rammy were fortunate enough to be able to catch up with […] Lee Ball clean 13:55 288 Jennifer of Espresso News – Episode 1 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-1-espresso-news/ Sun, 08 Mar 2015 14:45:41 +0000 http://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=258 <p>This is Rammy Episode 1 This week on This is Rammy, we interview Jennifer from Espresso News and ask her all about herself, and her newsletter. Espresso News has a distribution over 35 shops, cafés, restaurants, you name it, currently, it’s distributed across these establishments: The Chocolate Café, The Hearth of the Ram, Ramsbottom Station, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/this-is-rammy-episode-1-espresso-news/">Jennifer of Espresso News – Episode 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk">This is Rammy</a>.</p> This is Rammy Episode 1 This week on This is Rammy, we interview Jennifer from Espresso News and ask her all about herself, and her newsletter. Espresso News has a distribution over 35 shops, cafés, restaurants, you name it, currently, This is Rammy Episode 1 This week on This is Rammy, we interview Jennifer from Espresso News and ask her all about herself, and her newsletter. Espresso News has a distribution over 35 shops, cafés, restaurants, you name it, currently, it’s distributed across these establishments: The Chocolate Café, The Hearth of the Ram, Ramsbottom Station, […] Lee Ball clean 15:54 258