October 2020 Newsletter



We can start preparing now for our ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ celebration on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28th. You can add some brightness and sparkle to the village by illuminating Ipplepen with garden installations, lights, and decorations. It will be our winter equivalent of the Stall Crawl with people walking round the village, ideally with their own smaller lanterns and obeying social distancing, to see the larger lanterns or displays in the gardens around the village (maps supplied).

Although we will not be able to have lantern-making sessions at the Hub Judy Dewhirst can supply easy to follow kits with everything you need for a simple lantern to carry around with you. She will be delighted to supply larger quantities and advice for those of you getting a bit more ambitious.

There will be the usual prizes and trophies so start getting creative now.

Now when was that built?

Following on from last month here are some dates from the 1990s.

1991 Business Park developed

1992 Gas brought to the village

1992 Dainton Golf Club opened

1992/3 Tremlett Grove built

1992/3 New water main constructed through the parish

1994 Osborn Close developed

1995 Fermoys take over Pick and Park

1996 Brooke Cottage Stores closes

1996 New medical centre built

How we used to Live

We have been sifting through some old photos of Ipplepen School as they commemorate fifty years at Biltor Road. Here is a splendid photo from the Edwardian period.