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 April/May edition of Tipton Times. I hope you are all looking forward with optimism to sunnier days following our recent outbreaks of wintry weather. There should be plenty in this   issue to whet your appetite regarding things to do in the coming months - from taking part in the final quiz of the season, to watching cricket or playing tennis - as well as     offering the usual guidance and recommendations for the kitchen, garden, books to read and things to do locally.

Thank you for sending your photographs. Our front cover is an attempt to capture a flavour of Tipton in the snow - with a little splash of colour to add to the seasonal whiteness.

It's disheartening to read of recent vandalism in the school grounds, and also of the theft of the Church floodlights - a significant cost. We enjoy a largely peaceful and secure corner of the world but, not to take it for granted, we can all do our bit by keeping a watchful eye on our lovely village and those who come and go in it.

I'm sure readers will appreciate the update from Tipton School Governors about the proposal to move the school from Tipton to a new build in Ottery, and share their frustration that the move has apparently been delayed by a decline in the projected pupil numbers that would enable the rebuild. This would seem to leave the school in limbo and we can only applaud the efforts of staff in continuing to secure fine outcomes in Ofsted and Church school inspections.

Among the sad loss recently of a number of Tipton residents was Margaret Hayward. Margaret passed away just at the time of moving to a more compact home in Ottery. This means a final farewell to the Hayward name. But it still features regularly as John (who died a number of years ago) was the talented artist who did so many of the Tipton Times front cover heading illustrations, which we continue to use. Pat Cox, a long-time Tipton Resident and past TT Editor of twenty years has written more fully on Page 10.

The Editors

Our Thanks to those who keep our Village looking so good

(Those below, and of course sincere apologies to any we have missed!)

Planning, Sourcing Flowers, Planting Out, Pleading for Volunteers and Organising Rotas etc etc

Residents' Association Delegate, Wendy Pounce

Waterers - Bridge and Clock Flowers
Becky Austin; Anne and Graham Bareford; Pat Cox; Jenny and Roly Curtis; Jerry and Angie Dewhurst; Kyle Hayes;

Gill and Allen Marks; Anne Matthews; Mo Mylne; Barbara and Tony Pugh; Penny Roberts; Alison and David Stevens: Shirley Turville

Erectors, transporters, fixers of the Bridge and Clock Baskets
Mike Anderson; John Belton; Allen Marks; Tony Pugh

Not forgetting the Garage for the use of their water - we'd be sunk without that!

Himalayan Balsam Pullers Team

John Harding; John Belton; Gabrielle Kirby; Helen Mylne; Ted Swann; Stephen Young

The Grass verges on either side of the bridge

Mick Parkyn

Garden Bed at Playing Fields Car Park

David Birch; Wendy Pounce

The Village Centre
Flower beds: Vera Arnold; Patricia and William Davey; Mark Rigden; Kathy and Chris Tubbs

Grass areas: Franky Teissier (also the handsome hanging baskets on the pub)

Jolly window boxes outside the Village Stores from Alita ... And from residents along the cottages too

Village Hall and Car Park

Led by John Belton, the Committee keep the area in good fettle, which also involves scraping and shovelling the mud after floods! And Paul Carter for cleaning out the ditches

The Daffodils along Village verges

The bulbs, bought with grants from Ottery Town Council, have been planted round the village by members of the Residents' Association

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 285 April to May 2018 

Edition 284 February to March 2018, 

Edition 283 December 2017 to January 2018








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.