25 March 2020 – My Time in the Clink by Anita Ragan

Hello Reg, Well, I guess now we’re all in the same boat! Maybe that makes my musings less helpful, but it may make them more relevant. Who knows?

(Click here, or anywhere on the picture below)

This is a Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation I’ve created which loads automatically when it is clicked. It may also work using other software – give it a try.

Once loaded, set it up to ‘slideshow’ mode. Then when you click the mouse to advance, some things will play automatically or others will work if you hover your mouse over the pictures.

Where you see a ‘click here’ message, it’s something I couldn’t embed in the slideshow, so it links to the internet. You will have to just click your mouse on the words ‘click here’

I hope you enjoy watching/reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together.

Stay well, Anita

Hello Anita, Now that’s just wonderful. Far too good for just HMSOldies. Such a talent: you should take this up professionally. Rather an hour from you than thirty seconds from Mr Gove. I have already picked up a couple of ideas from your presentation, and especially liked the Hancock clip, which I first heard in January 1957 – probably the evening of the day on which I took my Eleven Plus at Franciscan School, Tooting. Lovely stuff. I won’t go on, you will be pleased to hear, but thank you again for the time and trouble you have taken to make the world a happier place: desperately needed at the moment.

Best wishes to you and to John, Reg.

Robert Stutely adds: To see the attachment at its best, you need to have a relatively modern version of PowerPoint loaded on your PC, Mac, iPad, etc or have a subscription to Office 365.

Please note that there is a sound file associated with slides 2, 3 and 9. If you cannot see the sound control bar, try moving your mouse over the foot of the pictures on these pages and the space just below until it appears.

If you do not have access to PowerPoint, there are other ways of viewing the file:

  • PPTX Viewer is a freeware that you can use to Open and view Microsoft Office PowerPoint(PPTX) document. It can be downloaded here.
  • If you have a Microsoft account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, msn.com) or an Office 365 work or school account, you can view and edit a presentation for free in a web browser. Save the presentation file to OneDrive or Dropbox and use PowerPoint for the web to open it. I haven’t tried this method.
  • You may also be able to view the presentation with Open Office or LibreOffice (both free) but you may not be able to view all features.
  • If one of those methods does not work for you or you are using, for example, an Apple device or a phone, you could try using a search engine such as Google to search for “How to view a PowerPoint presentation” or a variation of that question.