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Welcome to the Rippingale Village Website!

Rippingale is a small picturesque village sitting in open farmland to the east of the A15 some 5 miles north of Bourne in Lincolnshire, England.  It has its own pub, village hall, church and residential care home.  There is a visiting post office in the Bull Inn four days a week, and a full time post office about 3 miles away in Morton.

The purpose of the web-site is to provide a focal point for the village activities and amenities for the benefit of the residents, and to enlighten the would-be visitor.

The construction of the website started in August 2004. Although it is now well established there is always room for improvement, and contributions for inclusion will be welcomed as will constructive criticism (we need feedback) - please email us with your suggestions and ideas.

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Rippingale News Clips . . .

ROSE QUEEN 2014

Nominations and applications are invited for this year's Rose Queen

Click here for details

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SHOP CLOSURE (AGAIN)

This appeared in the shop door first thing Monday Morning (31 March 14)

It came as a suprise to Jonny and Helen - we'll bring you info when we have some.

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FEAST DAY COMPETITIONS

Themed on the First World War - "Make do and Mend" - it will be judged on the day by the Rippingale WI.

There are eight classes or categories, so click here to see the details and find which one will suit you.

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VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILOR

There is one vacancy on the Rippingale Parish Council caused by the resignation of Cllr Dr. P. King, 137 Station Street, Rippingale, Bourne, PE10.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

 

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BUNTING BABES POPPIES UPDATE


 

As you are all aware the Bunting Babes new project is to make as many Knitted Poppies to commemorate the start of the First World War, this being the 28th July 1914. The babes had their monthly meeting in November and we achieved to make 40 poppies.



 

As the weather is getting colder we would love it if more knitters could help to make as many poppies as possible. Please help if you can. Click here to download the Poppy Pattern.


 

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ALLOTMENTS GROUP NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

The Rippingale Parish Row Gardens Allotments now has a new addition to the web page on this website in that they have started a Facebook page for updates have a look on the Allotment Group page, on the home page rolling ticker information or click here and join the group to be kept in the loop on the happenings on the Allotments and their special events. Welcome to the new age of information.

 

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BUNTING BABES ARE LOOKING FOR SOME KNITS . . .

The Bunting Babes new project is to make as many Knitted Poppies to commemorate the start of the First World War, this being the 28th July 1914. The pattern is attached, (click here), and we would love it if all knitters in the village could help us to make as many as possible. If you would like to come to the next meeting Monday 28th October in the village hall there will be patterns and wool for you to make a start. Also there will be expert knitters, on hand, to show you how it is done if you have not knitted before. Please help if you can. When we have finished with a display around the village we will be selling the poppies and the British Legion will take a percentage for their charity. So please help if you can.

Visit the 'Bunting Babes' page

 

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NEWSHOUND WANTED

Sadly many events go un-announced, and so many press releases get missed, which never used to be the case in years gone by!

In the past the Rippingale Village Website was the 'home page' for many villagers as they new that they would always find out what was happening in the village . . .

We want to get the 'Rippingale Village Website' back as the default 'Home Page' on the village computers, and to do this we need the latest information and news . . .

Click here for the full story, and/or if you think that you could help . . .

 

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ARCHERS WARS

The war over where the idea for the Archers was born rages on. Unfortunately the Inkberrow fans totally fail to see the difference between 'conception and birth', and 'grew up'.

Inkberrow is, without a shadow of a doubt, the modern-day Ambridge, and after it was used for publicity in the early days of the series Inkberrow undoubtedly inspired the scripts from then on and still does today, but that is not where the idea and original scripts and characters were conceived and born. Originally the BBC wanted to keep the 'Archers' neutral with no specific county or town. It was some two years from conception to the first pilot series, let alone to the time to when they needed publicity pictures after the Archers went nation-wide, before the BBC had to choose a place to represent Ambridge, and Inkberrow, being local to the studios and Godfrey Baseley's home fitted the picture. Of course scripts and characters 'shifted' to fit the new home.

The rest as they say is history and all is well documented in Godfrey Baseley's autobiography and other publications, however the 'Inkberrow supporters' have failed to recognise the full story - then again with all the publicity that Inkberrow must gain from being the 'Home of the Archers' we are sure that they do not want any competition. Don't worry Inkberrow, Rippingale may be the birthplace, but you are without a shadow of a doubt the home of the Archers and always have been!

Lincolnshire Echo Article

Daily Mail Article

Guardian comment . . .

Birmingham Mail

WickiHistory of the Archers

Slide show of how the Archers started

BBC Facebook Archers Blog

Rippingale Recent History - The Archers

 

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BUNTING BABES ARE MEETING AGAIN

The Rippingale Bunting Babes are once again meeting in the Village Hall, and all are welcome to come along to the Bunting Babes Open Meetings.

Price - 3 per session including tea, coffee and biscuits. Click here to visit the Bunting Babes page for more information and dates.

 

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Rippingale Village Sponsors

 

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