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Welcome to the Radio Caroline Web Shop, run by volunteers to help the running of the radio station and the preservation and restoration of its radio ship, the Ross Revenge, in the estuary of the River Blackwater in the county of Essex, UK.

Great reads on Radio Caroline and Free Radio from the 1960s to the 1990s, including from Radio Caroline presenters past and present.


Many signed by authors or new updated editions

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Canvas Prints, Paintings, Cards and Posters of all The Caroline ships including the MV Ross Revenge on the Blackwater River

DVDs to Watch

Official Souvenirs

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Offshore tales to hear

Official Radio Caroline Tee shirts

and Sweatshirts.

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Ordering, Delivery and Customer Service Details (click anywhere here)


EU ORDERS CANNOT BE
ACCEPTED (SADLY)


DUE TO ONGOING UNCERTAINTIES IN POSTAGE SURCHARGES

(Highlighted here since such ordering attempts continue to be received, frustrating our fulfilment folks)


THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS
60th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS

Radio Jackie Book Books

The Official Radio Caroline Car Stickers

Adhesive-free, cling inside, to be seen from the outside

Caroline Bags

Warm Beanie Hats with Logo and Ship

Embroidered clothing

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Radio Caroline Bell Sweatshirt (in Black)


Black sweatshirt featuring a reproduction of the famous 70s Caroline Roadshow logo on the front, with website and listening options on the back.


This retro logo was a big hit on our limited edition Easter 2020 fundraiser t-shirt, and is now available on a quality Fruit of the Loom Classic 280 gsm drop shoulder sweatshirt.


Cotton/Lycra, ribbed collar, cuffs and hem. Shoulder to shoulder taping. 80% cotton / 20% polyester.

Radio Caroline 80s Poster Mug


Our new Radio Caroline mug features a colourful retro poster from the 1980s of Ross Revenge with its 300-foot mast being circled by a biplane.


The poster was commissioned by Vincent Monsey, who was US-based and worked very closely with Ronan O’Rahilly in the early to mid-80s.


The image was taken from one of a set of aerial photos shot from a helicopter. Some 2,500 posters were produced. The poster features on two sides of a white mug.


Our thanks to Vincent Monsey for his permission to use this design.


UK Only - due to postage costs

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Radio Caroline 80s Poster Coaster


Our new coaster features a colourful retro poster from the 1980s of Ross Revenge with its 300-ft mast being circled by a biplane.


The poster was commissioned by Vincent Monsey, who was US-based and worked closely with Ronan O’Rahilly in the early to mid-80s.


Coaster measures 90 x 90 mm


This design is also available in the web shop as a mug and a 58 x 58 mm fridge magnet


Our thanks to Vincent Monsey for permission to use this design.


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Radio Caroline 80s Poster Fridge Magnet


Our new fridge magnet features a colourful retro poster from the 1980s of Ross Revenge with its 300-ft mast being circled by a biplane.


The poster was commissioned by Vincent Monsey, who was US-based and worked closely with Ronan O’Rahilly in the early to mid-80s.


Fridge magnet measures 58 x 58 mm.


This design is also available in the web shop as a mug and a 90 x 90, mm coaster


Our thanks to Vincent Monsey for permission to use this design.

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Ross Revenge and Biplane

Retro Poster from the 1980s - A4 Canvas Print


This A4 canvas print features the colourful image of a 1980’s poster of Ross Revenge and its 300-ft mast being circled by a biplane, with a US Radio Caroline address (no longer in use).


The original poster was commissioned by Vincent Monsey, who was US-based and worked closely with Ronan O’Rahilly at that time.


The image was created from a set of aerial photos shot from a helicopter and some 2,500 posters were produced.


Our thanks to Vincent Monsey for his permission to use this design.


Each canvas is made to order and hand stretched over a wooden frame, so image on finished product may vary slightly.

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NO NEED TO USE A FULL REGISTERED PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO BUY THROUGH OUR SHOP - UNLESS YOU WISH TO USE THE ADDED SECURITY - AS ALL MAIN CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS ARE VERY WELCOME TOO.

Donations are always welcome...

Radio Caroline Face Covering/Snood combo

with embroidered logo

Multi-purpose snood with embroidered Radio Caroline logo. Can be used as a face covering, hat or neck cowl. One size fits all.


Ultra-thermal fabric made from 100% anti-piling Suprafleece© offers warmth without weight.


Elasticated draw cord with toggle adjusts face covering fitting or turns snood into a hat.


One size fits all

Radio Caroline Logo Kariban Zip Neck Microfleece

with embroidered logo

Features:

Caroline Ross Revenge

With Logo

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First-hand account by Nick Bailey, newsreader on Caroline North and Caroline South, from 1966 to 1967, and the first voice on Classic FM which started in 1992.


Paperback, 320 pages, fully illustrated with 145 black and white and colour photographs, mostly from the author’s personal collection


Foreword by Paul Gambaccini


Signed by the author

Across the Waves - From Radio Caroline to Classic FM

By Nick Bailey

Radio Caroline Skull & Crossbones Coaster


White coaster with black Skull & Crossbones 648 kHz logo


Based on Caroline’s iconic 1960’s T-shirt designs


UK Only - due to postage costs

Radio Caroline Logo Knitted Beanie Hat


Knitted Beechfield Heritage Beanie Hat in navy with the Radio Caroline logo on the cuff.


The beanie is made of soft-touch acrylic, which has the look and feel of wool. The weave is a double layer knit, which creates a double layer fabric.


A great choice for keeping your head warm.

Radio Caroline (etc.) Jingles CD


Nearly 6 hours of Jingles on 5 CDs with a 32

page photo booklet.


Including jingles not only from Radio Caroline, but also Radio Atlantis, Radio Mi Amigo and Radio Monique.

The Great British Woodstock: The Incredible Story

of the Weeley Festival 1971, By RAY CLARK

In the tiny village of Weeley, near Clacton on Sea, Essex, local bands were being booked to play and make a bit of money for charity.  But the Weeley Festival soon spiralled out of control as top name bands attracted 150.000 revellers with the resultant chaos of fires on site, pitched battles with the Hells Angels and more. The tiny village was overwhelmed and then at the end came the expected question 'where did all the gate money go ? '.


A factual account of farcical and adventurous times, with many photographs, by Radio Caroline presenter Ray Clark.

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DVD:  ‘A Day In The Life Of Radio Caroline’

(On board the Ross Revenge, 1984)

In July 1984, the  EAP video crew spent a full weekend on board the Ross Revenge  to film a full day in the life of Radio Caroline.


The video starts with a 6am sign-on by presenter Dave Richards.  Other presenters featured include Stuart Russell, Blake Williams, Jay Jackson, Tom Anderson and Stewart Vincent.


This is your chance to see offshore radio life behind the scenes. A full day on board, from breakfast to Peter Chicago switching off the transmitters at midnight.


Includes a special interview with Ronan O'Rahilly, founder of Radio Caroline.


Narrated by Bill Rollins

The Radio Caroline Story: 6 CD Set (8 Hours)
Narrated by ANDY ARCHER

A six-CD set with a 24-page booklet telling the story of Radio Caroline from 1964 - 1996.


This fascinating eight-hour documentary is narrated by Andy Archer, who was the only DJ to have worked offshore on Radio Caroline in the 60s, 70s and 80s.


It features dozens of interviews with personalities, DJs, behind the scenes staff and Radio Caroline founder Ronan O’Rahilly. You'll hear off-air and studio quality recordings from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, air-checks, jingles, promos and commercials.


Included with each box set is a 24-page photo booklet containing photographs of the ships, studios and personalities, illustrations and information on Radio Caroline.

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DVD:  ‘Eurosiege ‘85’

(The Story of the 1985 Siege of Laser 558 & Radio Caroline)

When Laser 558 went on the air in 1984 an audience of several million soon grew over a short period of a few months, resulting in dwindling audience figures for Independent Local Radio (ILR) stations in London and the South East of the UK. Consequently a blockade and surveillance of the offshore stations was instituted.


This DVD includes film on board both Laser 558 and Radio Caroline during the siege, also a Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) press conference explaining the rationale behind the blockade.


Also includes footage of the Laser 558 ship MV Communicator as she arrives in Harwich harbour. Featured are Johnny Lewis, Peter Philips, Charlie Wolf, Chris Carson, Tommy Rivers and Jonell.


Narrated by Ray Anderson.   50 minutes.

Ross Revenge Jigsaw Puzzle

A4 sized, delivered in a zip-seal bag, with a print for reference.


Consists of 98 pieces which are 2mm thick and a good hard-pressed quality and finish.


From a Photograph by David Bathurst.

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Caroline presenter Ray Clark - known as Mick Williams when serving his time on board the Ross Revenge in 1987 - still produces work for the BBC and for KDKA in Pittsburgh and was a life long Caroline fan, making numerous 'anorak' visits out to the ships in the 70's and 80's before 'signing up'


This is the second edition of Ray's top selling book, now with the story brought up to date: Including the stories behind 648AM, DAB, Caroline North, Caroline Flashback and other events involving Caroline's iconic ship Ross Revenge.


There are more previously unpublished anecdotes from those who were there at the time, including DLT, Jerry Leighton, Paul McKenna, Nick Jackson, Grant Benson, Chris Pearson, Peter Moore ... and others. With more black and white and colour photographs, all contained within 340 pages.


Foreword by Rosko, Keith Skues and Paul McKenna


Signed by the author



Radio Caroline - The True Story of the Boat that Rocked

2nd Edition - By Ray Clark

Signed by the author

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Radio Caroline Bell Hoodie - Grey with Black Trim


Stylish heather grey hoodie with contrasting black arm trim, inner hood and laces. This good quality AWDis hoodie features the classic Caroline Bell logo from the Radio Caroline Roadshows of the 70s and 80s on the front and listening options on the back.


● Soft cotton faced fabric.

● Brushed back fleece.

● Drop shoulder style.

● Regular fit.


Double fabric jersey lined hood with drawcord.

● Stripe detail on sleeves.

● Front pouch pocket.

● 1x1 ribbed cuffs and hem.

● Twin needle stitching.

● Tear out label.

Profits from sales go to mooring fees, fuel, bills, restoring and preserving the Radio Ship Ross Revenge and helping maintain Radio Caroline`s broadcasts, all by volunteer work.


Thank you for your continued support of this historic radio ship and Caroline`s continued broadcasts from land based studio and ship when possible.

Ordering Information

Discover the revealing – often shocking – untold story of Radio Caroline founder Ronan O'Rahilly in Lyn Gilbert's new book Behind The Scenes at Radio Caroline.


Join Lyn on a journey through the 1970s as she recounts her experiences as Ronan's trusted confidante and cash mule, smuggling in Caroline's income from across Europe.


In this fascinating book, Lyn lifts the lid on the inner workings of the Caroline operation and Ronan's business practices. With never-before-told insights, readers will gain a new perspective on the legendary offshore radio station and the man who made it all possible.

Behind The Scenes At Radio Caroline (in the 1970s)

By Lyn Gilbert

" He collected people …

…me included "

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“Stay Tuned”

A Further Autobiography by Caroline Presenter RAY CLARK

Read Ray Clark's fascinating autobiography and he'll fill you with nostalgia for a time when the wireless and vinyl ruled the airwaves. Follow his adventures as he takes the longest possible route to fulfil a dream: "To one day play records on the radio.”


Starting on Caroline, he moved from station to station here and abroad, including the BBC, collecting many prestigious awards along the way.  He still broadcasts on a number of them - thankfully including Radio Caroline.

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…and - Coasters to put them (or anything) on.

Radio Caroline FLASHBACK Mugs & Coasters

Urban Army Cap


Urban Army Cap

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Radio Caroline FLASHBACK mugs…

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A Fruit of the Loom Super Premium dark grey cotton T-shirt with screen-printed logo to front and plain back.

Radio Caroline FLASHBACK T-Shirts

On the 60th anniversary of the very evening that Radio Caroline began broadcasting as a pirate radio station, changing the face of popular music forever, presenter and Caroline legend Ray Clark will be giving an illustrated talk on ‘Radio Caroline – The True Story of The Boat That Continues to Rock 60 Years On’ at the Electric Palace in Harwich, Essex.


Come along on Thursday 28th March and hear his fascinating story of the world-famous pirate radio station and the battles that went on behind the scenes in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Ray will also signing copies of his latest book: The 3rd edition of 'Radio Caroline - The True Story of The Boat That Rocked'.


Ray’s talk will be at the Electric Palace Harwich, King’s Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ER, 4.30 pm (for 5 pm start).

An Illustrated Talk on Radio Caroline:
‘The True Story of the Boat That Continues to Rock 60 Years On’

by Caroline Presenter RAY CLARK
28th March in Harwich, Essex

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Fully official and licensed

BOAT TRIPS TO THE MV ROSS REVENGE

Step aboard a living piece of maritime and radio history


Limited Edition RADIO CAROLINE 60th ANNIVERSARY T-Shirt
Only Available Until April 1st

Radio Caroline 60th Anniversary T-Shirt


Available for orders worldwide (including EU*)


A Fruit of the Loom Super Premium navy cotton t-shirt with screen-printed logo (red, gold and white) to front and plain back.


.Profits will go to the MV ROSS REVENGE (HOME OF  RADIO CAROLINE) CHARITY.


*Regretfully, this is the only item we can send to EU customers.  It is not possible to include other items under this arrangement.


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