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. Second were the Hossack family with the Star Wars spaceships and third the Reynolds family with their set of lanterns.

The Children’s section was won by Paige Darnley with the Spider. In second place was Martin Sanderson with his Fish and third Harry Northwood with Zingy (the EDF mascot).

There were six school entries and the overall winner was Class 5 with their Loch Ness Monster.

The trophy for best overall prize went to the Buick Baker family. Congratulations to them.

The Local History Group would like to thank all those who donated prizes – Ipplepen Women’s Institute, the Wellington Inn, the Hub, Powderham Castle and Trago Mills. We would also express our thanks to Antony Cottle and Dennis Smith for driving the vehicles, all the marshals for their help on the evening, the Church caterers, the bell ringers, and parish councillors Roger Carnell, Nick Courtier and Peter Tompkinson for having the tree erected and lit for the evening.

Special credit should go to the judges – Jackie Edwards, Kingsteignton’s Town Crier, with her escort John Hart and not least to our new rector Andrew Down.

Of course the event could never have happened without the sterling efforts of Shirley Northwood and Judy Dewhirst and we are very grateful to Ipplepen Primary School for their continued support.

The Ipplepen Dig

Torquay Museum will be hosting a new exhibition in 2019 entitled IPPLEPEN – New Discoveries on the Edge of the Roman Empire – and they want to include local people’s views on the research and excavations that have taken place since 2011. Please send any comments to: clare.howe@torquaymuseum.org

Whilst we are on the subject of all things Roman I shall put in an early reminder of our first talk for 2019 which is on Monday February 25th and features Professor Stephen Rippon from Exeter University talking about the latest finds from the dig.

From the Archive

Will we be seeing these sorts of scenes in 2019? You’d guess this was 1963 but was it? If you like these old pictures there are plenty more to be seen on our website www.ipplepenlocalhistory.org.uk