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 first issue of 2019. You will see that plans to redevelop the play area in Tipton Playing Field take centre stage in this edition. The reason for this is that preparations have now reached a crucial stage: the overall target for the project is £60,000 and, with a further grant from the Big Lottery Fund, it would virtually be reached. The current consultation process, culminating in this Saturday’s event in the Community Hall, is vital in demonstrating to the Lottery Representative (who will be present) the strength of local support. So, do come along, this Saturday, 2nd February,  if you can!

Another significant event will be the launch of Ann Knight’s book ‘Tipton Past and Present’ on Saturday 30th March. As you can see from the article on Page 4, this has been a labour of love for Ann since 2006. We are absolutely delighted that proceeds from the sale of the books will be coming to Tipton Times. This will be a great help to us in maintaining the quality of the magazine but will also encourage us to ensure that it continues to be Tipton’s ‘paper of record’, capturing the scenes and events of village life for the benefit of succeeding generations.

However, we like to think that Tipton Times is far from parochial, so alongside all the usual articles which record local life, we are very pleased to publish some further reflections from Australia by

Joan English.

It’s also good to look forward. TIPPS’ production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is only a couple of weeks away and despite the fact that we are still in the dead of winter, the Cricket Club is advertising practice sessions in March in readiness for the new season!



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 290  February to March 2019 

Edition 289 December to January 2019

Edition 288 October to November 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.