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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 . . .

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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FREE SECURITY MARKING SESSION

Our Local Community Police Beat Manager and Support Officers are offering a FREE Security Marking Session for tools, household items, laptops, etc
Saturday 22nd November 2014
09.30 am - 2.00 pm
The Village Hall & Forecourt.

Click here for details

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NEW YEAR'S EVE 31 Dec 2014 WITH "THE GRUMPY OLD MEN"

A date for your diary - New Year's Eve at the Rippingale Village Hall.

8 pm until 2015

Grumpy Old Men plus guest appearance of Benjamin Buble.

£12.50 adults, £30 family

Great food and a great night - click here for more details!

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HIDE AND SEEK SECRET

The grandchildren were up for the weekend - the usual question to them is "Planes or Trains?" to keep them occupied. But this time my daughter came armed with a big secret - it's called "GeoCache."

It's a free mobile phone app which shows thousands of sites all over the world, where people have hidden stuff for us to find - click here to read on . . .

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BUNTING BABES - BIG THANK YOU

Poppies - A Big thank you to everyone who made and sold the knitted poppies, we sold £267.00 worth in the village and also sold 220 from the British Legion outlets a total of £487.00. We also made three wreaths which will be displayed every Armistice Day to enhance the lovely wreathes already displayed in Rippingale Church. The babes would like to thank especially Eric Jessop for his entrepreneurial salesmanship. The babes will not be meeting in December but will resume again on the 26th January at 1.00 p.m. in the Village Hall, everyone welcome, please call in and have a cup of coffee, tea ,biscuits and a chat to help decide next year's projects.

Click here to visit the Bunting Babes webpage.

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LINCS COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH INITIATIVE

Residentsí views are invited please: The village has the opportunity to purchase vehicle speed monitoring equipment for the village. The suggestion from Lincs. Road Safety Partnership (Lincs County Council and Lincs Police) is that communities purchase Speed Indication Devices (S.I.Ds) to re-enforce residential speed limits. These are battery-powered warning signs that are attached to lamp posts which can be moved from location to location.

Please see November Newsletter and/or contact the Clerk to the Parish Council for more details.

Follow these links to see a copy of the Councilís data analysis and the Chairmanís Report.

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WAR MEMORIAL CLEANED

The war memorial was steam cleaned in October 2014 in readiness for Remembrance Sunday commemorating 100 years from the start of the first world war.

Click here to view before and after photos.

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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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