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.




Following our appeal for some seasonal photographs in our last editorial - you may recall we were looking for something for the cover - we are delighted to report that we’ve received some wonderful offerings. It was difficult to make the final selection but in the end we plumped for Peter Taylor’s view of the river. We have also included a selection of other offerings over the page but to see them best, viewed full size, do visit Tipton Times online at the village website:


Please do keep these coming: it would be great to have a selection to choose from as we move through the seasons. It also occurred to us that we could produce a Tipton calendar once we have enough to

represent all times of the year.

We were very grateful to Wendy Pounce for hosting our AGM at Beatlands on 15th October. Tea and cream scones and a stroll around the garden were our reward for a really fruitful discussion about ways in which we can make Tipton Times even better. Many thanks to all who came: it was great to have contributors, printers, collators and deliverers together in one place, which reinforced the strong sense of the collective effort that goes into Tipton Times. Some of the ideas mooted are as follows: if you’d like to add to them, please let us know.

ï Asking Delivery People to advise of any new people in the village, to send one or two back copies

ï A list of useful village contacts

ï Print the front cover on white paper to get the best from colour photographs

ï Publish a standing order form in the magazine to encourage contributions in this way

Speaking of AGMs, it really is that time of year when our village organisations meet to review and plan

activities and set out priorities for the coming year. It’s a well-recognised truth that these groups prosper thanks to the efforts of a faithful core who have served them over several years. In my Playing Field article on page 6, I make a plea for some new blood to join us in managing that most precious asset. Here, I’d just like to invite readers to consider giving a little of their time to support the groups which do so much to enrich the life of our community. It’s not a bad thought, perhaps, as we enter the season of goodwill to all!

We hope you all have a very happy Christmas and great New Year.

The Eds - Barbara, David, Paula


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 283 December 2017 to January 2018

Edition 282 October and November 2017

Edition 281 August and September 2017








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.