- ANDREW’S LANTERN FESTIVAL 2020
In the poster elsewhere in the magazine you can read about our plans for the 10th Annual Ipplepen Lanterns Festival on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28th. Of course this year is set to be different, but we hope just as enjoyable.
Please join in by creating your own hand-held lantern and enjoy a walk (obeying social distancing) round the village admiring the pre-Christmas colour and sparkle. Even without a lantern you can share in this community occasion by decorating your garden with lights or go one further and have your own display. Everyone is invited to take a stroll round to appreciate the creativity for which Ipplepen is renowned.
Those of you who wish to create a garden installation will need to fill in an entry form. To enter your hand-held lantern photo please upload to Spotted Ipplepen using #lanterns.
As in previous years there will be prizes and they are to be awarded as follows:
- Static Display (Installation) – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
- Walking Display (hand-held lantern) – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
- Creativity Trophy
- Best overall for 2020
NOW WHEN WAS THAT BUILT?
To round off my series about significant dates in Ipplepen from 1970 through to 2010 here are some prominent examples:
2000 The Millennium centre is developed
2000 Barnfield Stores closes
2001 Victor Elliott’s butcher’s shop closes
2007 The Village Library closes
2009 The Plough Inn closes
2010 The Roman Catholic Church is demolished and St. Mary’s close is developed
2010 The Hub starts