Rag Rag : The Rag Rag Annual Magazine, 1967

University of Manchester Student Union

Rag Rag

<p style='text-align: justify;'><b>Content warning: As an historical item, some content in this magazine contains language and imagery that reflect the prejudices of the era, which are offensive, oppressive and may cause upset. This is not condoned by The University of Manchester, but we are committed to providing access to this material as evidence of the inequalities and attitudes of the time period.</b></p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The 1967 Rag Rag magazine was produced by students to raise money for charitable causes. It cost two shillings and sixpence, with more donations encouraged. The editorial explains that this year’s Rag target was £25,000, a new Rag route was chosen, and new beneficiaries had been selected. The main beneficiaries were the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Booth Hall Children’s Hospital, the Ancoats Settlement and Local Branches of Four Orders of Monks and Nuns.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Special features this year were donations for a heart-lung machine for Pendlebury Hospital and a mother and baby unit at the Duchess of York Hospital for Babies. Features include supporting letters from Nellie Beer, Lord Mayor of Manchester, and F Dewhurst, Mayor of Salford and a new Rag procession route map. There are also jokes referencing the channel tunnel and the Mancunian Way. Cartoons present wordplay and jokes around relationships and sexuality. Some cartoons show sexualised female imagery. There are reprints from Private Eye and 101 Things by Peter Gammond and Peter Clayton.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>There are advertisements for Park cakes, Quiligotti & Co tiles, the Belgrade Hotel in Bollington, Atomic cleaners, the Duchess of York Hospital for Babies, the M&S Co-op dairy, Leyland Printing Co., Everest transport, Wilson and Wilkinson engineers, the City Cleansing Department, Gus Demmy bookmakers and others. There are also job advertisements for nurses at Booth Hall Children’s, Salford Royal, Hope, Ladywell and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospitals.</p>

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