I was joined once more today by MIKE DAVIES, chairman of RAYLEIGH TOWN MUSEUM to look at the Speedway Track that many of us may recall was situated at Rayleigh Weir Stadium.
It opened at the same time as greyhound racing was introduced there in July 1948, being eventually demolished in 1973 to make way for new retail development.
Listen here to my chat with Mike as he took as back to those glory days when the RAYLEIGH ROCKETS reigned supreme: –
Later in the show we came much more up to date with events that really started to impact our shopping experiences following the covid outbreak.
Now I guess that with the easing of Covid restrictions there are now less of us who still avail ourselves of supermarket delivery services.
But if you’ve ever used such operations you may well have found that in the event of an item you ordered being unavailable, the supermarket will have kindly provided an alternative product although the logic employed in deciding what that replacement item might be is somewhat unclear.
One shopper who ordered bread rolls was surprised to find they had been replaced by toilet rolls, whilst someone else found that their hoped for pack of chicken breasts had ben replaced by dog chews.
Well perhaps it was the closest product to choose based on the standard of their regular supplies of chicken breasts!
But that would surely not account for the substitution of an Easter Egg in place of hotdog rolls, a punnet of strawberries in place of binbags or Sellotape in place of toilet roll!
Hope to have your company again tomorrow, unless they find a substitute for me -m but at least you’d know it’d be better than the original!