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. By the time you have read this, Ann Knight’s book Tipton Past and Present will have been launched and is now available to buy. You will see that it has pride of place on our front cover. If you haven’t already secured a copy from Ann, it will be available in The Curious Otter in Ottery, and Paragon Books and Winstone’s in Sidmouth. It really is a terrific read and gathers together a huge amount of information about our village - so, thank you Ann, for this labour of love and donating proceeds from the sale to Tipton Times!

It’s great to include a fascinating piece from Roger and Elizabeth Cozens on their return from Nepal: the concerns Roger describes about the impact of climate change are a reminder that we occupy a very small planet and that our actions (or perhaps lack of action) as a human race have implications for people everywhere.

The scent of spring is certainly in the air and a number of contributions highlight the possibilities of the new season: from Stephen Williams’ description of his bees’ emergence from winter to the information about the approaching seasons for tennis and cricket.

We also welcome a new contributor. Chris Tubbs has taken over the Weather Report from Tony Pugh and, as Deputy Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, is very well placed to provide expert insights into the nation’s favourite topic of conversation. He will be sharing writing duties with Ken Mylne and hopes that readers will engage with their pieces by sending in views and questions. Details are in his article on Page 24.

And a farewell and thanks to Vera Arnold who has been our long-time School Correspondent/Editor.

Vera has lived in the village for over forty years but is now moving (not too far) to pastures new. We wish her all the best and expect to see her frequently back in the village for visits and events.

Please do note the request in the Playing Field article for volunteers to spare a little time to help out on the working parties at the field on Saturday 6th and 13th April - every little helps in looking after one of the village’s most valuable community assets.

Our other major asset, the Community Hall, will also benefit hugely from your generosity in supporting their annual envelope collection: envelopes are enclosed in this issue and collectors will be visiting shortly. Happy reading! The Editors


Download Current and Past Editions of Tipton Times

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

Edition 291 :May 2019 

Edition 290  February to March 2019 

Edition 289 December to January 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.