Tipton Times

http://www.tiptonstjohnvillage.org.uk/AA 276 magazine.pdf


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.




We were delighted to welcome so many friends to our AGM on the 27th October and to celebrate our 50th birthday at the same time. In my report covering the last year I was able to highlight a number of factors which continue to mark the success of our village magazine:

ï Our enthusiastic editors, printers and proof-readers, who are so well supported by the small army of collators and deliverers, and who make the whole enterprise possible. We have benefited from the ability to consolidate the team with new recruits, who have brought with them fresh ideas and perspectives. We have also welcomed several new contributors in the last year, all of whom have added fresh and interesting content to the magazine

ï Our success in continuing to secure sufficient funds to keep Tipton Times afloat and enable us to invest in new equipment as we need it. We are particularly grateful for Ann Knight's generosity in passing onto us the proceeds of 'Tipton - Past and Present'

ï The moving of Tipton Times to a new base in the Community Hall is significant in reinforcing the message that it is primarily a village enterprise, rather than something that happens in someone's spare room. We are so grateful to the Hall Trustees for enabling this development.

Our celebrations were marked by ample and generous refreshments and some moments spent reflecting on some treasures we excavated from earlier editions. Most poignantly, we considered Pat Cox's very first editorial, which sets out so well what Tipton Times continually aspires to be: you can read this on page 11 of this issue. We were also pleased to update our audio-visual tribute to our deliverers and close with Geoff Pinn's beautiful slide version of Nature Notes.

AGMs normally occur shortly after the Annual Accounts are made up but this time we put it together with our 50th Birthday date. Therefore Treasurer Tony Pugh has submitted an interim summary on page 7, and there are also some photographs from the event, taken by David Williamson, Staff Photographer for the day. Tony is due to retire in the New Year, by then having done fourteen years, and, as announced at the AGM, we seek a new Treasurer. Be not afraid you will be 'stuck with it' - just a year or two is fine. And the job is very modest as TT has only a little periodical activity for ink, paper and staples.

Every warm good wish to you all for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

David Birch, Paula Faulkner, Barbara Pugh, Ann Sadler

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 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.