May 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 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 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 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 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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October Magazine Article

Lanterns Procession

The lanterns procession this year will take place on SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER at 6.30pm. The lantern making sessions at the Hub have been arranged for the following dates:

TUESDAY 23rd OCTOBER 10am – 12.30 pm

SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2pm – 4.30pm

SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER 10am – 12.30pm

Future Talks

The Local History Group will be hosting the following talks at the Village Hall:

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st – DEREK GORE ‘THE ROMAN CONQUEST AND THE SETTLEMENT OF DEVON (with particular reference to the IPPLEPEN dig)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25th 2019 – PROFESSOR STEPHEN RIPPON ‘UPDATE ON ALL THE RECENT FINDINGS FROM THIS YEAR’S DIG’

MONDAY JULY 22nd 2019 AGM and talk on a Newton Abbot theme

MONDAY OCTOBER 21st 2019 – TODD GRAY (theme to be arranged)

Italian Gardens

The Local History Group would like to extend a warm thank you to Angela Dodd Crompton for putting together such a well prepared guided tour of the Gardens at Ambrook.

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September Magazine Article

Lanterns Procession

It might seem a tad early to be reminding everyone about this year’s lanterns procession but I shall give you a heads-up anyway so that you can start thinking creatively about the event. The date is SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24th and news of lantern making sessions at the Hub will follow in next month’s magazine.

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August News!

Between my writing this and you reading it our AGM and the Village Show will have come and gone and we will be heading full tilt to the Carnival Week starting on August 5th. Later this month the Ipplepen Archaeology Project starts again and the Information Centre at the Hub will be open weekdays between Tuesday 21stAugust and Friday 14thSeptember,

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