March 2017 Newsletter

Programme of Events
We have three Open Evenings at the Village Hall this year and we have speakers booked for all of them. All events start at 7.30 p.m. The programme is as follows:-
• MONDAY MARCH 6th – Felicity Goodall who will be talking about ‘Lost Devon’
• MONDAY JULY 3rd (also our AGM) – Paul Rendell (Dartmoor Paul) who’s talk will have a Dartmoor theme
• MONDAY OCTOBER 2nd – John Risdon, a tour guide at Torre Abbey, who has no less than forty-six separate topics from which to choose his theme but rest assured it will be about South Devon.
There will be more about the other speakers in later magazines but coming up this month we have Felicity Goodall. Felicity is a former foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times and other international publications. She has worked in radio as a producer for Radio 4, specialising in historical and literary documentaries, and in television as an assistant producer and scriptwriter. She has written five books and for our talk she will be featuring Lost Devon, a fascinating insight into Devon’s history. Like all good historians she will be commenting in her talk on what has changed and what remains the same, as well as discussing events which have formed the County as it is today.
Quiz Evening
There will be an opportunity coming up soon to make use of all those random and apparently useless facts which accumulate in your mind because we have a Quiz evening at the Village Hall on Saturday March 11th starting at 7.30p.m. If you have attended before you will know that you are in for an entertaining (and competitive) evening with a raffle and a bar organised by the Carnival Club. John Broadbent will be asking the questions so please make a note in your diaries and encourage some of your friends and family to come along as well.
Archaeological Dig
We are pleased to announce that Ipplepen’s archaeological dig organised by Exeter University will be continuing this year (dates to follow). There will be a talk by Professor Steve Rippon at the Village Hall on Wednesday March 29th at 7.30 p.m. to explain where the archaeologists have reached in their finds and what plans they have going forward.

John Marsh