Yearly Archives: 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Todd Gray to Ipplepen. His talk on MONDAY OCTOBER 21st at the Village Hall will start at 7.30pm. Both members and non-members are welcome and there will be our usual refreshments and raffle. The theme of his talk will be ‘Exeter’s Cathedral Yard Fire and Its Ancient Buildings’.

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September 2019 Newsletter

We would like to pay our respects to John Eastley who sadly passed away in July. John was one of the founder members of the History Group in 2009 and he served the group with great distinction taking on the role of Chairman from 2012 to 2015.

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August 2019 Newsletter

Please note that our AGM will now take place at the Village Hall on MONDAY 19th AUGUST at 7.30pm. This is a change from the previous information published in last month’s magazine. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Ipplepen Brides
When we are going through the archive photos we sometimes have very little information.

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June 2019 Newsletter

Forde House
A group of over twenty of our members recently enjoyed a splendid tour of Old Forde House in Newton Abbot. Under the assured guidance of our tour host Michael Martin we were informed and entertained in equal measures. The most common reaction from tour party members was surprise that we tend to overlook or take for granted this historical gem right on our doorstep.

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May 2019 Newsletter

Volunteers for History Project

The project is looking for volunteers to talk with Year 5 students at the primary school about their lives. You don’t have to have lived in Ipplepen all your life, but you should be over 50.

The children will work with you to write your biography,

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April 2019 Newsletter

Professor Stephen Rippon

There was an excellent turnout at the Village Hall for Professor Rippon’s update on Ipplepen’s archaeological dig. The original excavation dates back to 2010 and a picture has emerged of continuous occupation of the site from the Iron Age right up to the 7th century AD.

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March 2019 Newsletter

Talk to the WI

I enjoyed my talk to the WI last month. I know from the response on Facebook and in this magazine that many of you love our old photographs and we are always pleased to take the opportunity to share some of these memories with you.

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February 2019. Newsletter

Professor Stephen Rippon





Entrance is £4 or free to members

Refreshments included – donations welcome


Professor Rippon will be using this talk to update us on all last year’s finds and to reflect on where we are now and what the plans are for the future.

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January 2019 Newsletter



Our lanterns procession continues to go from strength to strength and is another example of the wonderful community spirit that exists in the village. Just to recap the prizes were awarded as follows.

The Family section was won by the Buick Baker family with their singing mice.

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