Tipton Times

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Tipton Times is the village magazine produced bi-monthly and started in 1969.  It is created, published and distributed by volunteers, delivered to villagers in and around Tipton, and posted to interested subscribers by its supporters.

We welcome contributions,photographs,letters and articles relating to village life and which will interest Tipton residents. We prefer submissions via email to the address below, but typed copy is also welcome.




Welcome to the August and September edition of Tipton Times. We begin this time with some news of retirements - sad for us, but a bit of a rest for them of course!

First of all, Wendy Pounce has decided to lay down her pen after several years of informative and wise gardening columns, from which I’m sure many of us have benefited hugely. We are delighted that Alison Stevens has offered to take over and welcome her to the Tipton Times team. Many thanks to Wendy for all her articles over recent years.

Mike and Mim Anderson are moving shortly, so MiMic, our crossword compiler will be no more. If you are a keen cruciverbalist, please let us know if you would like to take over (the computer does a good deal of the setting) – or, indeed, to provide readers with any different brain-teasing offerings. We are sad to see them go but we wish Mike and Mim every happiness in their new home.

This year saw the 12th annual Rail and River 10K Run, which Jo Earlam has organised since it began. It has become an essential and familiar part of village life. Jo, also, has decided that it is time to hand over to someone else. We are very hopeful that its future will be secured under new organisers.

Meanwhile, we’d like to pay tribute to Jo for the enormous contribution the Run has made to Playing Field funds and to village life over the years.

Our front cover shows Tipton School’s Willow Class with the work they completed for the Annual Kingfisher Award in its 25th anniversary year. The Kingfisher initiative enables schoolchildren to explore the vital link between food, farming and wildlife.

For a little while now, we have been considering publishing a Tipton calendar. This has been given impetus by all the photographs we’ve received over recent months. Thank you for these - keep ’em coming. We hope to launch the calendar at the Church Fete during the August Bank Holiday. Apart from being useful, it will make a good start for your Christmas shopping.

And finally, don't forget to take up the suggestion by Wendy elsewhere in this edition to stroll through our attractive village and take time to 'smell the roses'.

The Editors

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Editors: David Birch 01404 815402 

Barbara Pugh      01404 811161

Treasurer:       Tony Pugh            01404 811161

Address:          tiptontimes@aol.com

                          01404 811161

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Archive of previous editions is kept at the West Country Studies Library, Exeter Central Library, Castle Street Exeter.