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. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:08:39 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 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 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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tom-sneesby-grape-grain-ramsbottom-episode-99/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/tom-sneesby-grape-grain-ramsbottom-episode-99/feed/ 0 <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.

Fast forward to 2017 and when I heard that they were coming to Ramsbottom, naturally my interest was piqued, so I got in touch via Twitter to offer up an interview, as naturally, I like to get to know the local businesses and it’s a great opportunity for you, the listener to learn about them too.

Not only did they get back to me straight away but just four days later I would be in the old Weale and Hitchen building with Tom Sneesby, co-owner of Grape to Grain.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first went in, would it be Tom and “Barry” or would it be just Tom, or would it be neither and someone else who will be running the Ramsbottom shop.

I knocked on the door of Weale and Hitchen and entered what will become Grape to Grain Ramsbottom.

Can you tell much from the first few minutes of meeting someone?

I shook Tom’s hand, confirmed it was Tom, even though I recognised him, it’s always good to double check before making a pratt of oneself.

Within the first few minutes of meeting Tom, we’d discussed the incident that happened in their Prestwich shop early on, to how he is a big dog lover. In fact, this was why he got into this business in the first place, so that he could take his dogs to work.

On that subject, Baxter, Toms well behaved Jack Russel has already had a location in the window chosen. Whilst he was sitting there, a lovely lady walked past and waved at the dog.

Without hesitation, Tom beckoned her in to meet Baxter. She was surprised to then also meet Poppy, Tom’s spritely Border Collie.

What transpired is that Tom loves his dogs, and dogs will be welcome in Grape to Grain once they open (you should probably double check this though, don’t take my word for it).

Initially, Grape to Grain will function purely on the ground floor of their premises on Bridge Street, however, they will then be working on converting the upstairs to a more private tasting area.

Drink in or Take Home

Keep in mind too that although first and foremost Grape to Grain will be a wine and beer merchant, you can also drink on site. A corkage fee of £7.50 will be charged, regardless of the cost of the bottle of wine.

Tom was a fantastic interviewee, he is knowledgeable without being pompous, he’s fully aware that people buy wine based on different criteria, and he’s happy to assist, as he said himself “these are all valid ways of buying wine”.

Please remember to click on the play button above to listen to this interview. However, if you’re a subscriber to the podcast, your app should have already downloaded this for you.

 

Episode Links:

Grape to Grain Website

Grape to Grain Ramsbottom Kickstarter

Enomatic Wine Dispensers

Harvey Leonards

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/christmas-tree-festival-2017-dundee-united-reformed-church-episode-98/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/christmas-tree-festival-2017-dundee-united-reformed-church-episode-98/feed/ 0 <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.

Local shops and businesses will provide a Christmas tree to Dundee United Reformed Church decorated in their own style. There will be raffles for some fantastic prizes and money raised will go towards Speakeasy Ramsbottom which is a specialist aphasia charity based in Ramsbottom.

It starts on Friday the 1st of December and the Mayor will be opening up at 1pm on that day.

I discuss this, changes in Ramsbottom and more with Susan Ashworth and Stuart Lees from Dundee United Reformed Church and more of the regular segments too.

If you’re wondering what shops Susans family used to have, her Dad had the wine shop opposite St Pauls church and her Mum and friend had a ladies dress shop. This later changed to a children’s clothes shop on Bridge Street.

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News:

It’s been a mixed bag of results for The Rams recently with a great 3 nil win over Stalybridge Celtic in the Evo-Stik League Cup, followed by a 4-1 loss to Altrincham, who to be fair were the highest ranked side at the time and even though we got a goal in first in under two minutes, they were just too tough for us. Then today, we’ve had another great result with a fantastic 3-2 Away win against second placed in the table Bamber Bridge.

I was personally quite pleased with this one as we were beaten 1-0 when Bamber Bridge visited us at home, which just happened to be the first football match I took my son to. You rotters! So well done lads, thanks for settling the score.

Ramsbottom United currently sit in 11th in the Evo-Stik North table which is exactly midtable.

Next Match

 

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

 

Santa Specials

 

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 and Twitter, including:

Kay Hilton, Izzy Farnell, Shaun Wells, Dan Thornton, Victoria Newens

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

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:

Speakeasy

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-park-upgrades-episode-97/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/ramsbottom-park-upgrades-episode-97/feed/ 0 <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 Nuttall Park and more so Top Park.

Now back in July 2015 I wrote that Top Park was overdue an upgrade as it had fallen into disrepair. Little did I know that the park itself had more or less been in need of renovation for many years.

I was pleased to be able to write just back in September 2017 that those works appeared to have started. I’m now very pleased to announce that they’ve pretty much finished. Albeit that they need to clear away some rubble and plop some new grass here and there. All the equipment seems to be finished.

On the one hand, it’s fairly frustrating with regards to Top Park that it’s taken so long for this work to be completed, but on the other we have some lovely new equipment. Swings and roundabouts really. No really, there are Swings and Roundabouts.

The new equipment that has been installed at Top Park is as follows:

  • 1 set of new swings
  • 1 repaired slide
  • 1 nest swing
  • 1 roundabout
  • 1 see-saw

The recent works that Nuttall Park has seen include the lovely new path around the perimeter of the park, a new picnic extension as well

Team Tesco volunteering in Nuttall Park – Photo @ Nuttall Park Facebook Page

as some of the wooden equipment around the park has had a lick of paint thanks to volunteers from Tesco.

Ranger Base flooding – Photo @ Nuttall Park Facebook Page

On a sad note though, some time that could have been better spent was sadly used after the Nuttall Park Ranger Base flooded again after the Storm on October 21st hit Ramsbottom.

 

 

 

 

 

We can all do our part to try to keep the parks in a better working order. Me and my son frequently pick up plastic bottles that litter Top Park and place them into any one of the many bins there. We’ve even turned it into a game, basically first one to the bin with the bottle wins. I let him win of course.

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News:

Since I’ve been away from the podcast Ramsbottom United have been comfortable in most of their performances, despite the first visit with my son resulting in the first home loss of the season when we lost one nil to Bamber Bridge. I was pleasantly surprised that my son was cheaper than expected. I was expecting £4 but he got in for £1.

Currently Ramsbottom United are sitting in 9th position having played 14 games as of the time of this recording. The next league match is away to Scarborough Athletic on November the 4th. This will be a tough test for the Rams as Scaborough have had a good recent run of form and are currently sitting in 4th in the table. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Upcoming Ramsbottom United Fixtures for October

Evo-Stik League Table

Ramsbottom United Match Centre

 

 

Upcoming Events:

If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, but picking one from the list we have:

Lancashire Weekend coming up on November the 18th. This date celebrates Lancashire Day, which is actually November the 27th when in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament. The first Lancashire Day was celebrated in 1996. However, that’s not the date this event is happening, this is happening on November the 18th and 19th.

 

Lancashire 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:

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

Vicky Rock, Nicola Pemberton, Neal J Keeling, Joanne Holt

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:

Friends of Nuttall Park

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/neil-arthur-blancmange-episode-96/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/neil-arthur-blancmange-episode-96/feed/ 0 <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, to give you a little bit of background about the podcast, This is Rammy was started in 2014 as a means of sharing some of the fantastic things that go on in and around my town of Ramsbottom.

I’m a Ramsbottom resident and I produce this podcast to help spread the word, which you can help by sharing this episode with your friends, family and anyone you might happen to meet on the street.

Where Blancmange will be playing in Darwen is at it’s shortest driving route just 10 miles from Ramsbottom and you can get there in under 30 minutes by car.

Click play above to listen to the interview or subscribe in your favourite podcast application to get this and any other episodes of This is Rammy delivered directly to you. It makes Amazon Prime look slow!

You might remember Blancmange from the 80’s but they have had a few albums since their bigger hits, I got a chance to discuss the new album Unfurnished Rooms with Neil having been able to listen to a pre-release copy earlier this week.

I really enjoyed it and have genuinely listened to the album multiple times from start to finish which I was slightly surprised at.

I’m not usually one for electronic music but there is a great mixture of styles on this album and Neil really does have a way of making the mundane more interesting.

 

Unfurnished Rooms

My three favourite tracks from the new album for various reasons are:

  • We are the Chemicals
  • What’s the time (which sounds a lot like Funky Ford Cortina)
  • Anna Dine

Blancmange play the Darwen Library Theatre on October the 25th 2017

You can pre-order the album Unfurnished Rooms on Amazon.

 

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News:

Ramsbottom United have made a decent start to the season with one win and two draws so far against some tough competition both home and away.

Jerome Wright has taken no time in his mark for the Rams since joining from Altrincham this year. We’re signed some exceptional players this season and we are on course to make a big impact in the league. I for one am excited by what’s to come.

A massive shout out to all the Rammy Ultras who made the epic journey to Colwyn Bay the other week too, a massive effort for all involved, especially given the coach  got back to Ramsbottom at around 3am. Well, we do have the best fans in the league after all.

I’d also like to wish a huge happy 70th birthday to the one and only Frank “the Jacket”, the club photographer.

 

 

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:

Orchard Sunday

The Ramsbottom Jigsaw Festival 2017

I spoke to one of the organisers of the Jigsaw Festival David Foster back in episode 28 of the podcast.

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 and Twitter, including:

Samantha Jarvis, Jessica Birleson, Joshua Speake, Danielle Pearce and Alan Keane

Great to have you all aboard and thanks for following one or more of the social media pages.

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:

Unfurnished Rooms on Amazon

Blancmange Tour Dates

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/love-park-week-2017-episode-95/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/love-park-week-2017-episode-95/feed/ 0 <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, brave the weather and head on down to Nuttall Park where there is everything from Nordic Walking to Outdoor Crafts.

I’m a little late in making you aware of this, I can only blame the day job for that I’m afraid but if you are around Ramsbottom this week please do come down to Nuttall Park.

Love your park week started on the 5th of August 2017 and will continue until Sunday the 13th of August.

 

I’ve spent most of Saturday trying to take back control of my garden after it started to win the fight due to the large amount of watering it’s had recently. I can already feel my back is starting to seize up so I might not be doing much tomorrow.

On to Ramsbottom United news as the season is not too far away at all.

 

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News: [06:08]

Ramsbottom United played their final friendly match of the pre-season where they were away to AFC Blackpool. It was a good result for The Rams as they came away victors with goals from Brownhill and Moran. Final score being AFC Blackpool 0 – Ramsbottom United 2.

The first match of the new season is Saturday the 12th of August at home against Tadcaster Albion. Kick off is at 3pm.

 

Upcoming Events: [06:41]

There is tonnes going on in Ramsbottom over August, 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:

Cinema Night Tom Cruise in Cocktail

August Ramsbottom Farmers Food and Craft Market and Car boot

The Ultimate Stone Roses

 

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 and Twitter, including:

Daniel and Belinda Rourke, Chris Caddy, Stephen Unsworth, Adam Kenyon and a special shout out to Maria Bregolato.

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:

Friends of Nuttall Park Events Page

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/time-cctv-ramsbottom-episode-94/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/time-cctv-ramsbottom-episode-94/feed/ 0 <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. Bang and Olufsen has only been opened since the 1st of June this year and in just five and a half weeks to be broken into twice could be massively demotivating.

I spoke to Karön of Bang and Olufsen Ramsbottom to find out exactly what happened and how it’s been in the days since the break-in. Karön was great and despite what’s happened was very upbeat and positive about the town.

This raises the question though, why is there not more CCTV in Ramsbottom especially given the steady increase in crime around the town?

Is it high time for more CCTV in Ramsbottom?

The Ramsbottom Business Group have been asking for this for some time, and I know that Sara D’Arcy the chairperson of Ramsbottom Business Group has been pushing this personally herself.

There IS CCTV around Ramsbottom as this past article from 2012 mentions on Bury Times: CCTV snares man damaging nine vehicles it would however suggest that there is not enough. Especially given Baratxuri is just around the corner from Bang and Olufsen, and it too suffered from vandalism a year back, starting with that area of the town would be worthwhile.

What do you think though? Does Ramsbottom need more CCTV?

Let’s not forget though that Ramsbottom is still pretty low on the crime ratings. Looking at the crime stats for April 2017 you can see that for the postcode around Bang and Olufsen (actually Baratxuri) you can see there were 69 reported crimes for that month:

to compare this to me personally as to where I used to live in Salford:

Granted the population of these two postcodes is different, about double for Salford, but 69 crimes vs 516 is still low. I know I’m not comparing apples to apples here, and actually if you take a look at the crime counts over the years for Ramsbottom, it’s been going back and forth hitting a peak back in January 2012 where 155 crimes were reported.

Here’s a spreadsheet of that data.

There does seem to be an increase however, especially in the last few years. Potentially coincidental but Ramsbottom Police Station has been closed since 2015 where we see this increase:

 

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News:

The fixtures for the league have been posted now and the first match for Ramsbottom United is a home match on Saturday the 12th of August against Tadcaster Albion who finished 19th last season (Ramsbottom United finished 14th last season). Tadcaster will be hoping to get a win in front of new managers Michael Morton & Simon Collins but I’m sure the Rams new players will also want to put on a good show.

Kick off is at 3pm

 

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:

Dressmaking Classes

Fire Station plot maintenance

 

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.

Episode Links:

Bang and Olufsen Ramsbottom

Bang and Olufsen Ramsbottom Facebook Page

Double break-in at Bang & Olufsen store in Ramsbottom – Bury Times

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/poison-nuttall-park-returned-episode-93/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/poison-nuttall-park-returned-episode-93/feed/ 0 <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 course I’m never happy, I’m British!) it was good to get out again.

Me and my son went to Nuttall Park where after searching all over for some stones that a local girl had placed. We saw a post on Facebook the other week where she had painted up about 20 small stones and hidden them around Nuttall Park for people to find. I can only say that they must be well hidden because we looked everywhere and couldn’t find one.

We opted for me struggling up the banks of The Irwell (slipped down twice), some scooting around on his balance bike and then some time in the play area.

Is there poison in Nuttall Park?

Some time later we saw a strange sight, a couple carrying their dog at speed back to their car, the dog did not look well at all. It looked to be a pretty young dog, at a guess a Labrador. It was difficult to watch, and I felt helpless just standing there but I knew there wasn’t much I could do, they were only a hundred meters or so from their car.

I’m hoping that this isn’t another poison issue, and I don’t say that out of the blue because there has been an issue with poison in Nuttall Park in the past, I just hope that this is something natural and not malicious.

A little later on in the park on the way home we came across some works happening in Nuttall Park, not the path renovations which is coming along great and is nearly finished infact, but this was repairs to one of the bridges. At first I wondered what was going on, it looked like a scene out of ET with plastic wrapped all around it and a cocoon type structure. If you’d have said there were aliens on the otherside, I’d have nodded and accepted that. Check out the photos below to see what I mean:

I did a bit of research into it and it makes sense now, the website states they are:

• Cocooning/encapsulating the superstructure including all associated scaffolding works with shrink wrap system

Which explains what it is, but why? Looking at the work that is going on, it makes sense as they are over the Irwell and anything they do will drop into the water.

Well done Bury Council, it would easily have been overlooked by someone doing it on the cheap.

 

One more thing to mention, you’re running out of time to enter the competition to win a pair of tickets for ComedySportz in Ramsbottom Civic Hall. This is totally free to enter and free to attend. I’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away thanks to ComedySportz and Bury Venues.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News:

New Signings for Ramsbottom United:

Greg Daniels signs for Ramsbottom United

19 year old Nathan Webb signs for Ramsbottom United after being on loan last year from Accrington Stanley. In only three appearances last season he scored one goal, not a bad return at all.

Eddie Moran becomes second signing for Ramsbottom United

Ben Richardson signs for The Rams

Ramsbottom United return on Saturday the 8th in a friendly away to Tempest United at 12pm. I believe the league should return on Saturday the 12th of August but I don’t believe this is official.

 

 

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 Photography Group will be exhibiting work, entitled “The Beauty of Bury” from Monday 3 July to Saturday 15 July at Ramsbottom Library, during normal library opening times.

Free entry and there will be an opportunity to purchase some prints at the exhibition.

 

 

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 and Twitter

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:

Ramsbottom Photography Group Exhibition

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/comedysportz-at-ramsbottom-civic-hall-episode-92/#comments https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/comedysportz-at-ramsbottom-civic-hall-episode-92/feed/ 3 <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. It’s only here until September more viewings, but you could see it FOR FREE, just keep listening to find out how!

This month I caught up with ComedySportz who were putting on a show for the lovely Ramsbottom Civic Hall patrons.

Let me start by saying this, although this is a family friendly show, don’t let that put you off, it is very funny and the teams have a great rapport with each other, which you’d expect given some of them have been doing this for 15 years!

If you’ve ever seen Whose Line is it Anyway (and if you haven’t, click the link to the left to see some on YouTube) then you’ll have an idea what it’s like. Essentially there are two teams who are battling it out for points from the referee.

There are many rounds and the team get to choose which game they play beforehand, a little like Crystal Maze but less mazy and certainly less Crystaly.

The sample I provided at the start of this episode was of the round they call “New Choice” where the teams improve but at any point the referee can blow the whistle causing the player who just spoke to have to choose something else to say.

It really was a great night, and if you’re thinking of going to see them, here’s two things to check, firstly here are some directions to Ramsbottom Civic Hall although if you’re local, you probably don’t need them…

…and now for an amazing giveaway!

Thanks to Bury Venues and ComedySportz we can get you and a friend (or enemy, whatever they’re your tickets, you can do what you like) to go to see ComedySportz at Ramsbottom Civic hall on Saturday the 15th of July absolutely FREE!

To be in with a chance please click on the window below to follow the steps. The winner will be chosen at random using the tool and winners will be notified. Entrance closes on 10th of July.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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:

 

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.

Episode Links:

ComedySportz

Ramsbottom Civic Hall

 


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/interview-with-pat-duggan-of-the-doghouse-jazz-bar-episode-91/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/interview-with-pat-duggan-of-the-doghouse-jazz-bar-episode-91/feed/ 0 <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 that on a night out, not when people are working anyway.

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

 

The Doghouse Jazz Bar is unique, it has an air of nostalgia whilst remaining up to date with a good array of drinks on offer at the bar. It was easy to see from the way Pat was talking that the Jazz Bar is his baby, he’s not in it to make millions but is firmly in it for the love of it.

 

During the interview Pat even admitted that he cleans his own toilets in the club, now if that’s not love I don’t know what is.

 

The Dog House Jazz bar has actually featured in at least one music video, that video by the band mentioned by Pat during our interview Sister Rose. The video even features Pat himself, I presume playing himself, or at least the club owner.

I really hope you liked the interview this week and I’d really appreciate if you could take the time to share it with your friends. If you didn’t like it, feel free to share it with your enemies.

 

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News: [34:34]

It’s not been plain sailing for Ramsbottom United recently. Since I spoke to you last back at the end of February we have played four matches had one win, one draw and two losses. It’s not all doom and gloom though. Our new signings have started well and integrated into the team and we also welcome back Lee Gaskell who left Ramsbottom United 18 months ago to join Darlington.

Whilst at Ramsbottom he originally made 224 appearances scoring 113 goals which is a damn good ratio if you ask me. To put it into perspective, Sergio Aguero according to Premier League.com has scored 114 goals for Manchester City in 171 matches.

March 17
Sat 4 [15:00] A Tadcaster Albion NPL DIV 1N W 1 – 0 View
Tue 7 [19:45] H Farsley NPL DIV 1N L 0 – 7 192 View
Sat 11 [15:00] A Brighouse Town NPL DIV 1N D 2 – 2 146 View
Tue 14 [19:45] H Hyde United NPL DIV 1N L 1 – 3 212 View

The next match for The Rams is away to Trafford who are currently sitting 3rd in the evostik league whilst Ramsbottom United remain in 10th.

EvoStik League Table

Ramsbottom United Match Centre

 

 

Upcoming Events: [37:16]

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:

Sci-Fi on the Sidings

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2017

 

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: [43:08]

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

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:

The Doghouse Jazz Bar Website

Bury Times – July 2016 – Music lover ready to rock after receiving green light to open jazz bar

Plans for the old Papermill with Paul Morris


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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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/windy-doris-fallen-trees-banana-hook-tat-episode-90/#respond https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/windy-doris-fallen-trees-banana-hook-tat-episode-90/feed/ 0 <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 over too. As far as I’m aware nobody locally was seriously injured. There were some reports of minor injuries being sustained, (another shout out to Paul Jenkins), I even ended up getting involved with moving bits of a fallen tree.

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

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

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

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

This week also saw my Mother-in-law come to stay for a few days. Now, this might just be my family, but everytime she comes to visit, things start appearing in the house.

These things are generally trinkets, gizmos and whatnots. To sum up, tat, at least in my opinion.

She LOVES to shop. Let me emphasise that again, LOVES IT. The types of places she particularly likes is Lakeland, The Range, Paperchase, you get the idea.

Now, our house, I think has everything we need. I’m the kind of person that if I need something, I’ll buy it and that void is filled pretty quickly. Essentially, if we don’t have it, we don’t need it.

So my mother-in-law arrived, and only a day or so later there’s now a kitchen roll holder and a banana hook. These are separate things, I don’t think any company is out there making a combined kitchen roll come banana hook. Although if they did I’m sure it would arrive in our house soon after.

Don’t get me wrong, I can see the value in some items, like the kitchen roll holder, but did we REALLY need one? Probably not, I’ve survived 33 years without a banana tree hook thing, I think I’ve done more than prove I can do without.

Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News: [11:47]

On Tuesday the 21st of Feb Ramsbottom United were home to Clitheroe in the Evo-stik League.

Ryan Salmon opened the scoresheet in just the 4th minute scoring his 10th league goal of the season before Cliterhoe players Luke Wall and Kurt Willoughby decided they wanted some of the action scoring on the 32nd and 55th and 58th minutes before Paul Linwood brought it back to 3-2 to Clitheroe on the 64th minute. Fan favourite Gareth Seddon of local cheese fame brought it back to 3-3 on 73 minutes before Kurt Willoughby broke Ramsbottom hearts on the 81st minute leaving the game at 4-3 to Clitheroe.

Thanks to everyone who went to the match. This was the highest Tuesday night turnout of the season so far with 210 recorded in attendance.

This loss has set Ramsbottom back to 10th place with 36 points and Clitheroe are currently in 5th.

Evostick Table

Ramsbottom United Match Centre

 

Upcoming Events: [14:23]

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

Table Top Sale

 

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: [18:13]

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

Ramsbottom Running Club and The Paddock.

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:

International Motivational Speaker Richard Ferguson – Episode 89

How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse in Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom residents have a lucky escape when recent storms bring down tree

What’s it like living in Ramsbottom


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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... 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... 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... 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. 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 ... 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... 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... 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, 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, 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, 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, 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... 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... 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, 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... 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 ... 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! 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... 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, 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. 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,... 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. 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... 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, 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, 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... 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 ... 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... 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. 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. 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... 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, 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 ... 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, 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... 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... 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. 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... 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... 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 https://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, 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 https://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, 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 https://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 ... 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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. 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 https://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. 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 https://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, 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 https://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... 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 https://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. 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 https://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, 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 https://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. 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, 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. 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 https://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. 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 https://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. 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 https://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. 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 https://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, 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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, 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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. 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 https://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 ... 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 https://www.thisisrammy.co.uk/?p=1090 <p>This podcast episode is brought to you by our affiliates: https://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: https://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 ... 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 https://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 ... 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 https://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, 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 https://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... 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 https://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, 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 https://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, 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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, 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 https://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 ... 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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 ... 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 https://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... 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 https://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, 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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... 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 https://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, 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 https://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, 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 https://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, 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 https://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, Lee Ball clean 15:54 258