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May Newsletter 2022

Coffee Morning
Many thanks to all of you who turned up to our coffee morning in March. It was lovely to see so many of you. We are often required to work in isolation cataloguing the documents in our archive and the photographs on our website, but we do maintain a strong presence on social media and appreciate all the feedback that we receive.

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April Newsletter 2022

Talks: At the end of February, we were treated to an excellent talk by Alex Graeme from Devon Unique Tours. The event was well attended, and Alex provided a good-humoured and informative guide to the background of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’. It helps when you have an Ipplepen link and the Ipplepen link was the name Baskerville.

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March Newsletter 2022

The Evergreens
Recently we received the minutes and records of another one of Ipplepen’s most loved organisations. The inaugural meeting of the club that came to be known as the Evergreens was held in the Church Hall on August 26th, 1952, thanks to community donations of £1 19s 4d.

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February Newsletter 2022

21st FEBRUARY 2022 at 7.30pm in IPPLEPEN VILLAGE HALL

Alex Graeme
The Hound of the Baskervilles

Alex is the owner and guide at Unique Devon Tours, and he will be explaining the background to one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most loved Sherlock Holmes stories and,

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January 2022 Newsletter

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE FROM IPPLEPEN LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Back towards the end of last year a group of hardy souls braved the cold on a Saturday evening for the 10th St. Andrew’s Ipplepen Candlelit Procession. There was all the usual colour and music in the streets as magical lanterns depicting dragons,

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December 2021 Newsletter

TODD GRAY: UNCLE TOM COBLEY
For only our second talk since lockdown we were delighted to host Todd Gray who entertained a well-attended meeting with his take on that famous old Devon folk song – Widecombe Fair.
With a wide range of visual material and a good smattering of actual song,

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November 2021 Newsletter

ST. ANDREW’S LANTERNS FESTIVAL
The St. Andrew’s Lanterns Festival is set to return this month where we can all enjoy a pre- Christmas weekend of light and sparkle.
This year we are combining last year’s ‘Window Wanderland’ garden and window displays with our traditional lanterns procession.
For the procession we will be gathering outside the Village Hall at 6pm on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27th.

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October 2021 Newsletter

TALK AT THE VILLAGE HALL

On MONDAY OCTOBER 18th at 7.30pm we welcome TODD GRAY to the Village Hall. Many of you will know Todd as an entertaining speaker and this time his theme has a very Devon flavour.

“The Devon ballad that conquered the world: Uncle Tom Cobley &

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September 2021 Newsletter

Talk at the Village Hall
On the opening day of the lockdown restrictions easing, we were able to take advantage by having our first talk at the Village Hall for eighteen months. Our guest speaker was Colin Vosper, and he took us through the marvels of the Devon Marble Industry of the nineteenth century which created fortunes for some and left us with a legacy in churches,

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August 2021 Newsletter

Back to Normal?
In July we made some tentative steps back to normality with our AGM and talk up at the Village Hall. As it gets nearer the Autumn, we hope to foster our links with the Primary school once again for the Arthur French memorial prize and then,

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