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.



A belated Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the first edition of 2020. It’s easy at this time of year to feel that we are caught in a kind of no man’s land: the festivities of Christmas are almost forgotten and we’re a long way from the brighter days of spring. It’s reassuring, therefore, to read Geoff Pinn’s closing line in Nature Notes, “We are over halfway to Spring now and I, for one, am really looking forward to it. See you there!”
Indeed, Geoff’s whole piece reminds us that there is something of interest at every time of year, especially for the observant. No one could have missed, however, the marvellous and fully completed play area, satisfyingly finished on time, despite extremely adverse weather conditions. This is a wonderful addition to our Playing Field and the village as a whole. It’s great to see that so many children are enjoying it already and that it has quickly become a focus for families.
There is no shortage of things to do at this time of year, either. It’s that time again when we look forward to what TIPPs has in store for us in February. ‘Detention’ seems to offer the ideal half-term diversion. Alternatively, there are opera nights at West Hill, visits to the Norman Lockyer Observatory and cricket nets or tennis for the more active. There’s all this and, of course, your regular gardening and recipe advice and many more regular favourites.
Finally, in a world that has allegedly ‘had enough of experts’, it’s good to read Ken Mylne’s well-argued and calmly reasoned piece on climate change. Sometimes, we’re lucky to have experts to hand!

The Editors



Note from Website Admin.   Normally upon receipt from Tipton Times, the latest edition is uploaded, for download and is found on this page. When downloaded it can be viewed/printed from  a pdf reader.  At the same time the editorial is also downloaded.  This despite the fact that the rest of the web site updating is taking place from a selection of the Tipton Times content.  To make it easier I will also put a download point on the home page of the site.

As mentioned above the web site would also appreciate  photos or articles, please send by email to martindace@gmail.com 


Download Current and Past Editions of Tipton Times

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

Edition 296 February and March 2020

Edition 295 December 2019 and January 2020

Edition 294  October and November 2019

Edition 293 August and September 2019













Editors: David Birch 01404 815402 

Barbara Pugh      01404 811161

Treasurer:       Tony Pugh            01404 811161

Address:          tiptontimes@aol.com

                          01404 811161

                          Harpford Bank, Hayne Park, Tipton St John EX10 0TA


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