Doug Scott Lecture – Ramsbottom Theatre Royal


On Thursday the 2nd of October there will be a very special guest providing a lecture in Ramsbottom. (see link) It’s a Doug Scott Lecture on climbing some specific mountains including K2 and Everest.

Non other then Douglas (Doug) Keith Scott CBE  will be providing the talk in the Theatre Royal in Ramsbottom.

Doug has climbed many mountains and his talk on the night will focus around his previous climbs of K2, Everest and Kangchenjunga.

Start time is 7:30pm and tickets cost just £15 and are available here

Proceeds of the ticket sales will go towards Community Action Nepal

Phlok comes to Ramsbottom.

In this day and age if you don’t have an app, you’re not worth considering. This will be why we’ve seen that Phlok comes to Ramsbottom.

Well, Ramsbottom now has an app. What I mean is that Phlok, a popular cross platform application that aims to get people shopping locally has launched in Ramsbottom.

Phloks developers states on their website:

” Local businesses have to battle large shopping centres, expensive rent and the Internet – they get it tough.

Phlok helps you help them. By shopping local you support your local town, keeping it a vibrant and fun place to go.”

This is perfect for Ramsbottom where we have a tight knit community of shoppers and retailers.

Phlok has two main functions, a points system and a friends system. You simply install the app (links at the bottom) and if you don’t already have an account choose your method of sign up:


Screenshot of Phlok android app Sign up Screen

Once signed up and logged you can search your contacts, connect with Facebook etc and fins your friends.

Then signed in you are walked through the setup. Essentially, visit a shop, scan a QR code, checkin and earn points.


Simple. You get rewards and you help maintain the local Ramsbottom community and economy.

So, what are you waiting for? Install the apps below and sign up and start Phlok-ing to Ramsbottom.



Glorious Day in Ramsbottom


Despite the weather reporting terrible weather this weekend its been a lovely day for getting out of the house and having a good walk around. It’s been a truly glorious day in Ramsbottom.

Me and my family popped in to Hearth of the Ram and we enjoyed a lovely lunch.

I had the burger with bacon and blue cheese. Perfectly cooked medium as requested and a reasonable bill. You’d pay more for less in Manchester City Centre.

A quick reminder too that it’s Thomas the Tank Engine weekend next weekend (3rd-5th of May) so get down and have some fun. Keep an eye out for the Fat Controller (or does political correctness mean I have to say portly controller?)


Welcome to This is Rammy

Hello there, and welcome to our new site This is Rammy.

This is a labour of love for us, we all live in or around Ramsbottom or have strong connections with the town, and to help share that passion, we thought we’ll put some of that information online.

So, here it is, the virgin site that is This is Rammy.

We will be adding content over the coming weeks and months, and we welcome suggestions and requests for content.

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