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September 2019 Magazine Article

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 Magazine Article

AGM
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 Magazine Article

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 Magazine Article

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 Magazine Article

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 Magazine Article

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. Magazine Article

Professor Stephen Rippon

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 25th

IPPLEPEN VILLAGE HALL

7.30pm

Entrance is £4 or free to members

Refreshments included – donations welcome

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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 Magazine Article

IPPLEPEN LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

LANTERNS PROCESSION

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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December 2018 Ipplepen Magazine Article

DEREK GORE
We had a very good attendance for our autumn talk at the Village Hall. Mr. Gore’s theme was the Roman settlement of Devon and since he is an expert on all the recent research on the Roman invasion and the information from the latest archaeological finds it proved to be a very interesting evening.

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November 2018 Magazine Article

Our next talk

THE ROMAN CONQUEST AND THE SETTLEMENT OF DEVON – DEREK GORE, EXETER UNIVERSITY

VILLAGE HALL WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st 7.30pm.

MEMBERS FREE

NON-MEMBERS £4

REFRESHMENTS AND RAFFLE.

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