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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.

Rippingale's Welcome Pack

Click here to download the village welcome pack, full of useful information about Rippingale

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Rippingale News Clips . . .

Please visit 'Terms and conditions' for information about material provided for publication on this website.

WHAT'S ON IN RIPPINGALE

Go to the "What's on in Rippingale" / "Events Calendar" pages to see what up and coming events are happening in Rippingale . . .

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RIPPINGALE FEAST GRAND PRIZE DRAW 2016

First prize 100, second prize 50 , third and fourth prizes a half day experience at the Grange Spa, Pointon, plus many other grand prizes (information to follow - watch this space).

The draw is to take place at the Bull Inn on Monday 21st November 2016 at 8.30 pm.

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VILLAGE HALL AGM

The annual general meeting of the Rippingale Village Hall Committee will be held on Tuesday 4th October 2016 in the Village Hall at 8 p.m.

Click here for details.

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE

Saturday 15th October, Rippingale Village Hall

The doors will open at 7:30pm, for an 8:00pm start.

Licensed bar - bring your own table snacks

Click here to see Flossie Malavialle at the Moira Furnace Folk Festival 2016

Tickets will go very quickly, so to avoid disappointment, please call Chris Petz on 440444, or to book your tickets, which are priced at 8.50 each.

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LOOSE ENDS - COFFE MORNING

Loose Ends are holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 23rd September 10.30-12.30

Please come and join us for coffee and cake and help us raise funds for this wonderful charity, you never know when you or someone you love might need their support!

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COMMUNITY LINCS - PHOTO COMPETITION 2016

Win an 80 gift voucher

March to May - Lincolnshire Communities in Action
July to September - A Day Out in Lincolnshire

Click here for more details

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SAFER TOGETHER

Safer together: Outline Police and Crime Plan - Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner invites you to have your say

Click here for details

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TABLE TOP SALE - VILLAGE HALL

Loose Ends is holding another Table Top Sale on 16th October 10am to2pm. There will be a variety of stalls and also a designated area for visitors to have a go at spinning weaving and various other crafts and see what Loose Ends is all about!

Visit the 'Events' pages for more information, and to see what else is on in Rippingale.

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ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIR

Rippingale Village Hall, Sunday 6th November, 10am to 4pm

Refreshments Available

Further details from John on: 01529 421 370 / 07522 679 630

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RACE NIGHT

Rippingale Village Hall, Saturday 12th November,

More details to follow

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR AVELAND

Currently there is no legal/statutory mechanism for community wishes to be considered in the development process. Village Design Statements no longer carry influence. A number of parishes in Aveland are pooling resources to develop a neighbourhood plan. These parishes are Aslackby & Laughton, Rippingale, Dowsby, Dunsby and Pointon & Semperingham.

Click here to visit the Neighbourhood Plan pages for more information.

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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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