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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 . . .

BEERFEST - 29, 30 & 31 AUGUST

This year's RippingAle Beerfest will be held on the sports field, starting Friday evening 29th August through to Sunday 31st August (with breaks to give the neighbours a rest)

There will be a car boot sale from noon on Sunday 31st

Look out for the RippingAle Beerfest on Facebook and Twitter, check the 'What's on in Rippingale' Events diary and 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.

Watch out for more details.

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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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