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Caption for Tipton St John, Village 1906: Tipton St John is on the Sidmouth branch line, which ran from 1874 to 1967. The Southern Railway Company always managed to annoy the locals by painting 'Tipton St Johns' on the name board at the station. In 1909 the Post Office - the white building with the sloping roof - was destroyed by floods, and moved into the building next door.

Memories of Tipton St John

We moved to No. 6 Tipton Vale in 1950. Maureen a baby, myself (Valerie) and parents Eric and Joan White fom Fenny Bridges. The house was a new council house, pink and blue. Dad dug out a bank at the rear and we found hundreds of flint arrow heads, knives and tools which we collected in Oster Milk tins and left (...Read full memory)

My name was Evelyn Smith "Eve".  I was evacuated to my uncle and aunt's home during the war.  My uncle was Sidney Smith - he was station master.  We lived at 3 Coombe Lea.  Miss Richardson was our school teacher - a really beautiful lady and an excellent teacher.  My best friend was Nancy Leach - she lived in Dawes Cottage.  I (...Read full memory)

I lived,in Benton Way,from 1933 to1962 Attended St.Columba's School,in Carville Road and Hedley Street. Worked,at Swan Hunter. Now live,in Scotland.

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