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 autumn edition of Tipton Times. We hope you find much here to interest you and also keep you informed about forthcoming events. The Saints’ Quiz, organised in aid of Church Funds is reproduced, with answers, on the inside back cover. Some of the questions are quite brain-teasers - you might like to try them on the family if you haven’t already!

You may recall that just one year ago in the October-November 2017 TT, we featured the 70th Wedding Anniversary celebrations of Chris and Desmond Dunn. Well-known for his musical involvement in the village over many years, we salute Des who passed away at the end of July. A report of his memorial service in Tipton Church on 8th September is on page 10.

It’s that time of year when the ever-popular Quiz Nights make a welcome return - the first is on Sunday 28th October. Other events to look forward to are the Children in Need Walk and Lunch on 20th October, Win Manley’s ‘Living with Cancer’ annual Christmas Coffee Morning on 24th November (which will also be for the benefit of our Community Hall) and a Tipton Christmas Party on 8th December (in aid of St Petrock's work for the homeless in Exeter). Also included in this edition is a schedule of the regular meetings and classes held in the Community Hall. All details are in the magazine.

So, there is plenty to keep us amused during the next few months leading up to Christmas (apologies for mentioning the ‘C’ word).

Thoughts will then be turning to the New Year. I hope by now you’ve seen the village calendar (as featured on the front cover), which we think captures much of the spirit of Tipton and its countryside and is an appropriate celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Tipton Times. Design and production is the result of extremely hard and patient work by my fellow Editors, Barbara and Paula, who’ve seen the project through from start to finish.

Listed on the opposite page are those whose pictures illustrate each calendar month and we trust you (and hopefully many of your friends) will not only find it interesting but compact and useful, especially as we have included the thirteenth page for January 2020. Our calendar is now on sale for just £5 at Tipton Village Stores, also from the School PTFA and at the Church Coffee Mornings (first Saturday of the month). Envelopes are available at 50p for those calendars you might want to send as gifts to friends and relatives at home and abroad. We are sharing the profits with the shop, PTFA or church depending on point of purchase. Alternatively, you can also contact one of the Editors for a copy.

Our print-run has been limited, so don’t hesitate too long before nailing your once-in-a-lifetime copies!

David, Paula and Barbara

Download Current and Past Editions of Tipton Times

To download the recent  editions of Tipton Times please click on the appropriate highlighted edition;

Latest edition:

Edition 288 October to November 2018

Edition 287 August to September 2018 

Edition 286 June to July 2018 









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.