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February Newsletter

Our first talk of the New Year is scheduled to take place on MONDAY FEBRUARY 24th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Our guest speaker is the Rev. Nicholas Pearkes, former rector of Littlehempston. Now retired the Rev. Pearkes has a good reputation as a speaker for local history groups.

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January Newsletter

Our lanterns procession ushered in the Christmas period bringing colour and sparkle to a cold winter’s evening. It’s a wonderful community occasion uniting old and young and shows off the best of Ipplepen. Just to recap the prizes were awarded as follows.
The Child’s prize was won by Tallulah Zehal for her Elephant.

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December Newsletter

We had a good audience for our October talk where Dr. Todd Gray updated us on all the issues surrounding the catastrophic fire in Cathedral Yard, Exeter, which resulted in the complete destruction of the Clarence Hotel. The talk started off more like a news report as Dr.

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November Newsletter

The Lantern making sessions at the Hub will be going on this month on Saturday 16th November between 2 and 4.30 and on Saturday 23rd November between 10 and 12.30. This is all in preparation for the big event which will take place on Saturday 30th November starting at 6.30pm.

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October 2019 Magazine Article

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 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

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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