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 August/September edition of Tipton Times. We hope, as ever, that there is much here that will inform and entertain.

In terms of village events, it was awful to hear about the mindless vandalism at our Playing Field pavilion but, at the same time, reassuring to learn that the culprits have been caught. Additionally, it was heartening that there has been so much support for the Playing Field Trustees in getting things back to normal, especially at a time when their efforts are so focused on the project to renovate the children’s play area.

Many congratulations to Jemma Wiltshire and her team on the superb organisation of the annual Otter Rail and River 10K run, which features on our front cover: it’s quite an achievement to take on the capable mantle of Jo Earlam after so many years and maintain its wonderful success, even to the extent of managing a record entry of 261 runners.

We would also like to extend our very best wishes to Michael Tuckett as he retires as Head of School after 17 years at Tipton: that is a significant slice of anyone’s career to devote to one school and we are sure that there are many children and families who will look back on his stewardship with great affection and gratitude. From the editors’ perspective it has been great to work with someone who has been so supportive of our idea some years ago about developing the ‘school news’ feature in Tipton Times. Our congratulations go to Ruth Ingrouille, who steps up to replace him. We wish her every success in taking the school forward.

The Editors


PS: Following a query, of course you can view your TT online and avoid using up paper - just phone us to say not to deliver your paper copy. However, for various reasons, publication online is sometimes delayed (so you might miss events early in the month), and for dates, times, etc the handy paper copy can be easier to grab than winding up the computer. Your choice - let us know if you want to stop home delivery and if doesn’t work we can start again for you. B.


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The Tipton Times Treasurer’s Thanks

Dear Readers,

Many thanks to all of you who have made donations for the upkeep of our local news magazine. The money is not only essential to Tipton Times’s survival, but is a token of your approval, which is most encouraging for all who work on the magazine.

We were also fortunate in our bid for a grant award from the Ottery Town Council. This support is most helpful in securing TT’s continuity. Again, thank you very much.

Our heartiest thanks go to Ann Knight, too, for donating the profits from the book sales of Tipton Past and Present. The finished volume represents countless hours of work over many years and this gift is most generous, benefiting our village community in numerous ways. Following the reprint, a few

copies of Tipton Past and Present may still be had from Alita (at the Village Stores), the Curious Otter in Ottery, and at Waterstones in Sidmouth. It’s a fascinating read – take it on holiday!

And, still on the subject of thanks, there is Alita whose unfailing good humour and obliging-ness,

taking in donations, etc, supports all manner of village and community workings.

Whilst we jog along pretty economically, thanks to production and distribution being totally

volunteer-run, it is necessary to build up our reserves for that day when we have to replace our

ageing digital printer. Just to say, we had a maintenance visit, the first in a few years, when we

recently moved production to the Community Hall. It was some £280!

For those of you who would still like to donate there is never a closing date! Just pop something in to Alita or into my mail box at No 18 Hayne Park. But the easy way, of course, is direct to our bank: Sort Code: 30-94-36 A/C 01720384. These details are always to be found on the inside front cover.

Thank you. Tony Pugh, Treasurer

Download Current and Past Editions of Tipton Times

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

Edition 293 August and September 2019

 Edition 292  June and July 2019 

Edition 291 :May 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.