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.



Everyone’s entitled to mark significant anniversaries, so do forgive us for beginning this edition with a little celebration of the landmark of Tipton Times’ 50th year. The current editorial team, of course, takes no credit for all those years of enterprise and hard work but we are delighted to be the latest to be handed the baton which we hope will be carried around for many years to come.

Part of the success of Tipton Times lies in the fact that it has benefited from a variety of contributors and editors over the years, with each new voice adding something new and distinctive to a magazine of which we are very proud. However, none of this could be achieved without the small army of distributors, printers and collators who give their time willingly to support us.

We are very grateful to Graham Hembury for his kind words on page 4 which remind us of Tipton Times’ beginnings in October 1969 and make it very clear that it may have been very different in size and scope but that its core purpose hasn’t changed at all. You will be pleased to know that there will be an opportunity to celebrate our birthday with us on Sunday 27th October in the Community Hall at 4pm. We will also be holding our AGM, which will give you all the opportunity to let us know what we are doing well and how we can improve the magazine further. For more details, see page 4.

We would like to congratulate the Playing Field Trustees for their success in their application to the National Lottery Community Fund for a grant towards the renovation of the play area. The grant of £45,000 means that the whole project can be completed. Full details can be found on page 6.

You will see our congratulations on page 10 to Vera Arnold and Jim Wright, who were recently married. A villager over many decades, her children having attended Tipton School, Vera’s name on the TT ‘staff’ list appeared over ten years ago, also contributing much as a valued School Editor over several years.

Thank you Vera, and our very best wishes for your new Sidmouth beginning as Mrs Wright.

The Editors



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Download Current and Past Editions of Tipton Times

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

Edition 294  October and November 2019

Edition 293 August and September 2019

 Edition 292  June and July 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.